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Thai Turkey Burgers

This Asian-inspired turkey burger has become an all-time favorite of mine. It's a light and refreshing way to treat ground turkey, whether fried or barbecued. My kids delight in making miniature burgers, which also happen to be the perfect size ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, plus more for glazing
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, optional

Step 1Combine turkey, egg white, bread crumbs, mint, cilantro, onion, garlic, ginger, lime juice, teriyaki sauce and salt. Mix thoroughly. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 4 equal patties, then flatten each. Set aside on wax paper.

Step 2Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Sear turkey burgers, cooking in batches, until browned and cooked, about 6 to 7 minutes per side depending on their size. Press lightly with spatula while cooking to flatten slightly. Spoon additional teriyaki sauce to glaze while cooking. Top with toasted sesame seeds before serving, if desired.

Variations

You can also cook these burgers on the grill. Spray grill with nonstick spray before heating. Cook burgers over medium-high heat and brush with extra teriyaki sauce while grilling.

Each serving:
150 calories; 733 mg sodium; 56 mg cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 20 grams protein; 0.08 gram fiber.
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