Turkey burgers

17 Apr

Turkey burgers

Turkey burgers can be pretty dry and tasteless, and it taken some experimenting to produce one I’m happy to eat. I opt for ground turkey thigh mince instead of breast, and add cheddar and anchovy for extra fat and flavour.

Topped with lettuce and tomato, and served in a homemade hamburger bun with a side of sweet potato fries, you have a fresh take on the classic burger and fries. 

Turkey burgers
(makes 4)

  • 500g turkey thigh mince
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 anchovy fillet, mashed (or a tsp of anchovy paste)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • sunflower oil for frying
  • 4 hamburger buns, sliced
  • lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup etc for serving
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey mince, green onions, garlic, anchovy paste and grated cheddar. Season generously with salt and pepper, and mix well before forming into four patties.
  2. Arrange on a plate and chill for twenty minutes.
  3. Drizzle sunflower oil on the patties, and use your hands to ensure they are completely coated with oil.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium high, and fry the burgers for 8-10 minutes a side, or until cooked through.
  5. Serve in hamburger buns, dressed however you fancy.

2 Responses to “Turkey burgers”

  1. Kristy Rhine April 18, 2016 at 12:18 am #

    I am glad to hear turkey burgers don’t have to be dry! This looks moist and delicious! 🙂

    • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 8:43 am #

      No kidding – I’ve eaten (and made) some pretty dry turkey burgers in my time!

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