One of my favorite meals during the spring and summer is turkey burgers! However, the monotony of a plain turkey burger with minimal condiments starts to get to me. So I went in search of some new recipes to get ideas on how to spice up my turkey burgers! These are 2 of my favorite recipes that I recently discovered. These turkey burgers are bursting with so much flavor that you’ll never get bored!
**Note that the photos below are of turkey burgers prior to cooking.
1) Asian Ginger Turkey Burgers
I found this recipe at cookinglight.com. I love this website because you can read reviews about the recipes from people who have actually made them! Everyone was raving about this recipe in the reviews, so I had to try it out for myself! Keep in mind that the last 7 ingredients of this recipe are for the sauce that goes on top of the burgers. I am usually not a mayo person, but I loved this sauce on my burger!
Best Turkey Burger Recipe
gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp, finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- Cooking spray
- 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 Tbsp finally chopped green onions
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a burger patty. Place on wax paper and freeze or refrigerate for 30 minutes (I find that doing so helps to hold the burgers together better so they won’t fall apart on the grill!). Cook burger on each side for about 6 minutes, or until done.
For sauce, combine last 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
2) Spicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers
I derived this recipe from one that I found in the April edition of Healthy Cooking magazine. Adding the veggies to the burger adds volume, so if you are a volumetric dieter, this burger will definitely satisfy! The flavors in this burger are phenomenal; I even added local Habenero Jack Cheese for some extra spice!
- 1 cup canned corn
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 jalape??o peppers, seeded and minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
In a large skillet, sauté corn, onion, red pepper, and jalape??o until tender. Mix in the lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder, and oregano; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and allow to cool a bit. Mix in ground turkey and form 4 burger patties. Refrigerate on wax paper for 30 minutes before cooking. Cook burger for 6 minutes on each side until done.
Turkey burgers are a fun way to be creative! Top your burger with your favorite condiments and enjoy! I cannot wait until it is finally summer when I can go out and actually use the grill to make burgers; for now I’ll just have to settle for my skillet!
What’s your favorite turkey burger recipe?