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Asian Turkey Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 23 mins

Asian Turkey Burgers

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"This recipe has wonderful flavor and the water chestnuts give it great texture. My husband loves meat but he'd prefer this over regular hamburgers anyway! Make batches ahead of time and freeze the patties using waxed paper to separate."

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix ground turkey, onion, water chestnuts, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, water, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl; shape into 4 patties.
  3. Cook the turkey burgers on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 8 mins
  • READY IN 23 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2013

I used dinner rolls and made "sliders" intead of full size burgers. Grilled pineapple on top was very good. Don't get lazy, the freah ginger and garlic are worth the effort! I did not add 1 T water

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 19, 2013

The meat is still dry and the use of uncooked onions does not help it at all. If you must make these, at least sauté the onions before mixing with the meat.


21 Ratings

Feb 27, 2013

As much as I've wanted to be a fan of ground turkey, I wasn't...UNTIL I had these burgers. The only thing I did differently was omit the water, as it just didn't need it. You get a nice little crunch from the water chestnuts and just a hint of the soy sauce. I dressed the buns with Garlic Aioli from this site, and it was the perfect choice. I did use a meat thermometer, so they were perfectly cooked and plenty juicy. Next time, I'll mix up a double batch and just freeze the patties. This burger ranks right up there with the best I've had in a long time and will be made often.

Apr 11, 2013

This was pretty darn good! I didn't have fresh ginger only powdered but it was amazing..will do again!

May 16, 2013

I've been searching for a turkey burger recipe that I really liked and this is by far the best recipe I've tried. I didn't add water and cooked them on a George Foreman grill and they were great! I also used Gouda cheese and it went well with the burgers. All of the ingredients blend together wonderfully and provides a delicious flavor. I will definitely be making these again!

May 01, 2013

The fresh ginger makes a difference (I freeze mine in a bag and just cut off what I need). These are good. I left out the salt. I didn't have water chestnuts but did use the green pepper. I took the advice to use a garlic aioli spread on top- I will use just hot sauce, mustard or plain mayo next time. Whole wheat bun went well with it. I sauteed mushrooms and put those on top (delish). Lots of flavor in these burgers, so it was nice to add a new recipe to my ground turkey recipes (I eat a lot of ground turkey).

Mar 28, 2013

I've never made turkey burgers before, and never really liked the ones I've had at restaurants, but these had a lot of flavor and did not fall apart. My husband loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

Feb 23, 2013

Our family enjoyed this turkey recipe very much! My husband is not fond of ground turkey but told me he'd love this meal again! I paired it with some fried rice which I made with leftover white rice we had from last night's dinner and it was really delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, optioning to not include the green pepper because I already had it in the rice. The patties were very moist, which is often one of the problems with ground turkey. It's usually so fat free that it gets dry before it's even completely done. Not this was juicy and delicious! This will definitely be added to my dinner recipes and included in our monthly dinner menus. With the fried rice and grilled pineapple rings, it was a hit!


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 597 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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