Scrumptious Sandwiches: Thai Turkey Burgers

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Mmmm, burgers.  Growing up here in the US, a patty of beef (or turkey, or other meat) sandwiched between two carb slices has always been a way of life, a source of culinary comfort if you will.  So I knew for my very first Scrumptious Sandwich Resolution, I knew I needed to make this recipe for Thai Turkey Burgers that I saw on my friend Kim’s blog.  There are several things I liked about this recipe:

1. I love Thai food

2. These burgers look super easy to make!

3. It has veggies in it, so along with lean turkey, it could be quite a healthy burger option.

You will need:

  • 1 package of lean ground turkey (~ 1 lb)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 3-4 green onions, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (I had almond butter, so I used that. PB would have been much more appropriate though!)
  • freshly ground salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • King’s Hawaiian Sweet rolls (or your choice of bun – I couldn’t find mins, so I made 4 regular sized burgers)
  • Toppings of your choice (chili/cilantro mayo, mixed greens, Sriracha, etc.)

Except for the turkey and rolls, I had all these things in stock- I love when recipes turn out that way!

1.  Round up all of your ingredients (except the rolls and optional toppings, duh). Dump them all in a mixing bowl. Smoosh together with a fork, spoon or your hands.

2. Form small patties from your turkey mixture. Cook on a medium-high grill for about 3 minutes per side (making sure it’s cooked through!).

3. Slide them into their buns and “dress” them up with your favorite toppings!  Per Kim’s reco, I made some cilantro-chili mayo (chop up fresh cilantro, and mix it up with some mayo and chili-garlic sauce). Deeeelish!

These burgers were really delicious, indulgent with the sauce, and healthy (I used lean turkey and light mayo).  The spicy kick just hit the spot.  And – I made these burgers in about 10 minutes.  If you’re looking for a super quick, simple, healthy and delicious meal, definitely give these burgers a try!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    January 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Wow, I adore Thai food and have got to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Kim
    January 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

    These look delicious and fun! I love it when recipes that look complicated are actually quick and easy!

  • Reply
    kelsey
    January 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I don’t eat meat, but if I did, I would definitely make those. They look so yummy!

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    Sara
    January 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    These look so good! I started a healthy lunch club at work recently & this would be the perfect recipe for one of my days! Thank you! I have a feeling these are going to be a huge hit!

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    Jessica T
    January 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

    These sound delicious! And I would absolutely use Kings Hawaiian Sweet rolls. 😉

  • Reply
    Ghenet
    January 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    These look SO yummy! *bookmarks* 🙂

  • Reply
    Alice
    January 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Bookmarked to add to my upcoming menu! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Ali
    January 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Ummm, these look absolutely delicious! I’m going to try them next week!

  • Reply
    Layla
    January 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I saw these on Kim’s blog and have been meaning to try them, they look wonderful!

  • Reply
    Terri
    January 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Wow! I may need to try these. Pinning! 🙂

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    Meister @ The Nervous Cook
    January 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    HOLY COW THESE SOUND AWESOME. My love of both turkey burgers and Thai food required the use of caps lock there, that’s how excited I am!

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    honeymyheart
    January 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    looks delicious! thai makes my mouth water and as a burger…. wow.

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    annie
    January 20, 2012 at 12:27 am

    omg. yum!!!

  • Reply
    Amy
    January 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    loving the cilantro chili mayo!!

  • Reply
    kimberly michelle
    January 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I’m so glad you tried them — and loved them! 🙂 The ease and the taste are just ridiculous for a weeknight meal!

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