Bacon Turkey Smash Burger

by Kevin H. on May 14, 2013 · 2 comments

This is, like, REALLY close to a healthy meal!  I’m serious.  So, here’s the deal:

1.  I love turkey burgers.
2.  I love smash burgers.
3.  I love Bacon.

So…yea, I combined them all.

Bacon Turkey Smash 1

I know what you’re thinking – Kev, man, it has bacon in it.  It’s not healthy.  I’m here to tell you it IS healthy!  Or…at least, healthier than you think!  If I cook SIX Bacon Turkey Burgers in my cast iron skillet, it doesn’t have as much grease as cooking ONE ground beef burger.  Yep, it’s that much of a difference – even with the bacon.  So…you have to try this.

I ground my bacon using a hand meat grinder.  It’s really cool.  Some mixers have meat grinder attachments you can buy fairly cheap.  I’m betting you can also accomplish the Bacon Turkey Smash Burger by chopping up the raw bacon as small as possible.

Bacon Turkey Smash 2

Whatever method you use, you’ll be happy with what the bacon adds to your smash burger.  Put it on this thin crappy healthy bread stuff, add some veggies, and a side of grilled sweet potato fries – and that’s a tasty yet healthy meal.

Bacon.  Yay.


Bacon Turkey Smash Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Bacon Turkey Smash Burger


  • 1 lb turkey
  • 1/2 lb apple smoked bacon
  • 1 tbs Granulated Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. First either finely chop or grind the bacon.
  2. Add bacon to turkey meat, add garlic, salt & pepper and mix.
  3. Make into orange sized balls.
  4. Set up grill for direct cooking.
  5. Heat up cast iron skillet.
  6. Add burger balls and SMASH!
  7. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until brown.


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Trish Farano May 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

These sound amazing. Did you use regular turkey or turkey breast for these?


Patti May 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

Trish – they are amazing! We have tried grinding our own turkey tenderloin and we have prepackaged ground. The taste difference between the two is negligible. I think in these particular turkey burgers we used prepackaged ground turkey.

I’m not kidding when I say I think I may have to make these tonight after seeing the pictures again! SOOO good!


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