Turducken Burger Recipe

Turducken burger

If you’ve never had a Turducken before or don’t know what it is let me share.  Turducken is a Cajun dish that is a turkey stuffed with a duck that’s stuffed with a chicken that is stuffed with a cornbread stuffing.  The stuffing can have fresh andoullie sausage in the mix. You can also have it stuffed with a shrimp and crawfish jambalaya rice dressing. turducken on Amazon

The flavors of Turducken are wonderful and I highly recommend them.  However, they are a lot of work to make and I don’t know of any gluten free ones that can be ordered.  So I decided in order to eat one, I would just turn it into a burger.  These only took 15 minutes from mix to eat.  Love that!

I never would have guessed that my picky teenage son would love Turducken Burgers, but he does.  We only have one left in the freezer and I bet it’s gone before this posts.

I served these burgers with cornbread.  I used Bob’s Red Mill mix to make it easier for me.  If you want to make yours from scratch, try Shirley’s Flat and Firm Cornbread from gluten free easily.

I’ve not made fresh andoullie sausage but I have made Easy Homemade Fresh Chorizo so I used that instead.   I’ll have to get busy on that andoullie sausage.  They have many of the same spices but andoullie contains filé powder.  Filé is made from sassafras leaves and this gives the sausage it’s unique taste.  We’ll work on that recipe later and give it a try in these burgers.  We’ll do a taste test to see which one we like better.  Stay tuned and I hope you’ll join in for the taste test.


12 oz duck breast

1 pound ground turkey thigh

1 pound ground chicken breast

2 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning

8 oz Easy Homemade Fresh Chorizo or fresh andoullie sausage

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Just like when we made our Duck Burgers, put the duck into the food processor to grind.  If you have a meat grinder attachment to your KitchenAid, you can use that instead.  To cut down on the fat, remove the skin.

Mix all of the meats and seasoning together. Test the seasoning level by cooking off a tablespoon of the mixture.  If you want more seasonings add in more Cajun seasoning.

Form into  patties and cook in a pan on medium high.  Serve with cornbread and your favorite beverage.  I like a nice green bean salad too.


You can make these into mini burgers and serve them on top of round cutouts of polenta.

If you have fresh andoullie sausage, use that instead of chorizo.

Always check your seasoning mix to make sure it’s gluten free.  Spices last a year.  After that they start to lose their flavor and some can go rancid.

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Cauliflower!

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15 Responses to Turducken Burger Recipe

  1. gfe--gluten free eas January 7, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    Is there anything you can't turn into a burger or slider? I think not! These sound and look amazing, Diane! I had no idea on the andoullie sausage and file powder. You are always teaching me something. 🙂 Thanks so much for shout out on the cornbread recipe, too. Makes me want to make it and your burgers right now. I bet you won't be surprised to know that my basic grocery store doesn't carry duck though. Will have to get some the next time I'm in a real grocery store. LOL



    • Diane January 7, 2010 at 5:15 am #

      Shirley- Well I'm always game to come up with new burgers for any meal. I love burgers. They are little packages full of flavor. They are usually easier and faster to make and cost less than the original full blown meal. Love that! So when we meet up I'll bring you some duck and anything else you're missing. Did you know you can order duck from Amazon! Is there anything they don't sell?

  2. Alta January 7, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    Sounds like a decadent burger to me! I could really go for this. Wonder where I can get some duck breast? I can buy whole ducks at the Asian grocery, but I haven't found duck breast. Probably for a high price I can find some at Whole Foods…but I'd rather not pay a lot of money, LOL!

    • Diane January 8, 2010 at 6:23 am #

      Alta- I get my duck breast in the freezer section at Whole Foods. It's in a box and it comes 2 breasts to the box for the 12-14 ounces. I believe the box cost me $13. That's not cheap but the recipe does make a lot of burgers. I find my local Whole Foods to have better prices than my local Wegman's. I did a price comparison one day. I was really surprised but happy since I shop mostly at Whole Foods. Good luck with the duck!

  3. Katrina (gluten free January 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    You are officially K-RAZY! (in a good way!)

    • Diane January 8, 2010 at 6:17 am #

      Katrina- Oh yeah, been K-razy for years. Thank you for the compliment. I think if anyone ever calls me normal I'll cry myself to sleep. So I'm guessing you're right there with me.

  4. Alisa - Frugal Foodi January 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Oh that looks so good right now!

    • Diane January 11, 2010 at 7:39 am #

      Alisa- Sorry, we're all out. Will be making more soon.

  5. Linda June 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Sounds tasty. I'll have to look for duck breast if I ever get myself over to Whole Foods. I've been wanting to go to look for Daiya cheese anyway. Thanks for linking up your burgers.

    • Diane June 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

      Linda- Duck can be pricey. I like making it stretch with other meats.

  6. cloud 9 December 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    great post! I totally enjoyed reading it. I will definitely come back to this blog.


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