How Do You Cook Frozen Turkey Burgers?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 11:03:21 AM ET

Two of the most common methods for grilling turkey burgers include broiling and grilling. Be sure to give the burgers a chance to properly thaw in the refrigerator before cooking. While specific cooking times may vary with each brand, all that's needed is a grill or oven depending on your preferred method.

When broiling turkey burgers, make sure that the broiler is preheated to a high temperature. Pace the burgers on a broiler pan that is 4 inches away from the heat source. Cook the burgers for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure to flip each burger twice. Burgers should be cooked to an internal temperature that is no less than 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

When grilling turkey burgers, place the patties on a grill that is 4 inches away from a medium heat source. Cook the burgers for 7 to 9 minutes, flipping each patty twice until the internal temperature of the meat is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. When frying turkey burgers, place a small amount of vegetable oil in a skillet or pan that is set over medium heat. Fry the burgers for 7 to 9 minutes, making sure to flip the patties twice.

If a marinade for the burgers is desired, you can easily create it with a combination of olive oil, black pepper, chili powder, sage and a dash of citrus juice. After thawing, brush the patties generously with the marinade. Let them sit for 30 minutes.