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Turkey Burgers

Categories: Entertaining, Kid-friendly, On the Grill, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

These turkey burgers are perfectly seasoned and delicious to eat.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 11/2lb (675g) ground turkey
  • handful of fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 fresh red jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • 4 hamburger or other bread buns
  • crisp iceberg lettuce leaves
  • tomato slices
  • good-quality mayonnaise
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  1. Combine the turkey, thyme, lemon zest and juice, and jalapeño in a bowl. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix together until well blended.
  2. Add the melted butter and, using your hands, work the mixture until it is cohesive. Divide the mixture into four, then scoop up each portion and form into a ball. Press gently with your hands to form a patty. Dust with the flour, then refrigerate for 5-10 minutes, or until firm.
  3. Heat a little oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden on the outside and no longer pink inside. Serve in a bun with crisp lettuce, tomato slices, and a dollop of mayonnaise.
  • The butter in the turkey mixture helps to bind the ingredients together.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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