Turkey Burgers

Nestle these protein and iron-rich patties between a whole wheat bun and your favorite fixins (the vitamin C in tomatoes helps with iron absorption!), or pair with some brown rice (or other whole grain) and your favorite seasonal veggies for a complete meal (recipe courtesy of West Virginia WIC).


1 1⁄2 lb ground turkey (lean)
1 c oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 t garlic powder
1⁄2 t black pepper
3 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded or cubed)
1 1⁄2 t oregano (optional)
1 t salt
2 T Worcestershire sauce
Yield amount
6 Servings
Preparation time
15 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
  1. Heat grill or broiler to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine turkey, oats, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Shape into 6 patties about ¼ inch thick.
  4. Place some of the shredded cheese or a cube of cheese into the middle of each patty.
  5. Reshape the patty to cover the cheese.
  6. Grill or broil the burgers about 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes on each side or until the center is no longer pink (170 degrees internal temperature). 

Equipment you'll need:

  • Grill or broiler
  • Baking sheet (if broiling)
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spoon
  • Cutting board or large plate
  • Shredder or knife for the cheese

West Virginia WIC