These Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are so flavorful and simple to make. You can even make them up ahead of time and freeze them for later!
I like to make up a batch or two and freeze them before cooking to have a quick and healthy turkey burger that I can put on a salad or a bun for a quick lunch.
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Turkey burgers are one of those things that I always want to like, but just kind of fall short on flavor and tend to be dry. With this recipe, Ive bumped up the flavor and the cooking technique leaves the burgers with the perfect outer crust and a juicy, yet fully cooked, center.
To say that Im in love with these Southwestern Turkey Burgers is an understatement. I always try to keep some in the freezer for a quick lunch when I really dont feel like cooking!
Yes, of course! I would skip the egg because the fat in the ground beef will keep them juicy.
Absolutely! I will go over my suggestions for cooking times in various appliances later in the article.
Yes! If you dont like the seasonings Im using in this recipe, simply switch them up for the ones you like. I do recommend adding in some sort of veggie when using ground turkey to give some added moisture and I think it has a better texture. Ill go over some options below.
Of course! Simply double or triple the ingredients and make up as many turkey burgers as you want. You may not need 3 eggs if you are making up a triple batch, so use your judgement as to the wetness of the mixture.
Yes, you can freeze them either cooked or raw. Directions for both are in the post below.
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Can I Use Homemade Turkey Burgers?
Yes, you certainly can use this recipe for homemade turkey burgers instead of frozen patties. Just bear in mind that the cooking time will differ. In this case, start with a cooking time of 8 minutes and adjust the time accordingly, until the desired temperature of at least 165°F is obtained.
Time and temperature to cook frozen turkey burgers using the air fryer?
The time and temperature will totally depend on the size and thickness of the burgers. When it comes to cooking turkey burgers from frozen, it is more important to check on the internal temperature than count the total cooking time (they should attain the USDA recommended minimum internal temperature of 165°F).
Cooked at a temperature of 375°F, frozen turkey burgers will require 10-15 minutes on average to cook through. Check on them midway through cooking and flip.
How do I make these Turkey Burgers without the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill?
I chose to use the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill in this recipe because I could fit 4 burgers perfectly in the basket, but you do not need the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill or any special appliance to make these.
Here are cooking suggestions for various ways to cook them.
How do you cook frozen turkey burgers in a ninja Foodi grill?
Can you cook frozen burgers in Ninja Foodi grill?
Put prepared frozen beef burgers into air fryer basket in a single layer. Set temperature to 390 degrees and a cooking time of 8-10 minutes depending on your doneness preference. Cook frozen burger and flip halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.
How do you grill turkey burgers on a ninja Foodi grill?
Can you make turkey burgers in the Ninja Foodi?