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3 Trendy Turkey Burger Recipes

Grilling season is officially here, and with it, the craving for a delicious, juicy burger

May 18, 2021

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When it comes to experimenting with new flavors, turkey burgers are the perfect grill-friendly entrée to test your creativity. This grilling season, add some spice to your burgers by incorporating new flavors that will be sure to please your palate. These turkey burger recipes go beyond the basics and combine flavors from around the globe that will have you turning to them time and again.

Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burger

  • Total Time

    1 hour
  • Serves

    4
  • 2 cups red and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • oil for drizzling
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into 4 even circular slices
  • 1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 (6-inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved and split
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Heat oven to 450°F.

Place cherry tomatoes on parchment paper baking sheet and lightly drizzle with oil. Roast 6 minutes or until tomatoes blister. Grill onion 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly charred and tender turning once. Remove from grill and reserve.

In large bowl, combine turkey, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and garlic; mix well. Portion turkey into 4 patties.

Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.

Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Let burgers rest 5 minutes before cutting into quarters.

In small bowl, combine yogurt, cilantro, parsley and lemon juice; mix well. To serve, place burger inside pita bread half. Add onions, tomatoes and baby arugula. Drizzle yogurt sauce in each pita.

Fiery Chipotle Turkey Burger

  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    2
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Burger Patties
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 2 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 slices jalapeño jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons spicy barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup fried onions
  • potato wedges and pickles, if desired

Instructions

In small bowl, combine chipotles, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce and mayonnaise; set aside in refrigerator.

Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place burger patties on grill rack 4 inches from heat source. Grill approximately 15 to 17 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Grill jalapenos until softened and grill marks appear; slice.

Spread mayonnaise mixture on both cut sides of buns. Top bottom halves of buns with lettuce, tomato, burger, cheese, sauce and fried onions.

Replace bun tops. Serve with potato wedges and pickles, if desired.

Ginger & Lemongrass Turkey Sliders

  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    4
  • 1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated super fresh lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 6 drops toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 8 whole leaves iceberg lettuce
  • whole cilantro leaves, if desired
  • toasted sesame seeds, if desired

Instructions

Heat grill on medium-high heat.

In large bowl, combine turkey, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 3 drops toasted sesame oil; mix well. Form turkey mixture into tight balls approximately 2½ ounces each; there should be 8 balls. Flatten them into patties about ½-inch thick. Brush grill lightly with oil. Place turkey patties on grates.

Grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until well-done, 165ºF. as measured by a meat thermometer.

In medium bowl combine cabbage and carrot. Add orange juice, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 3 drops toasted sesame oil; mix well.

Place turkey patty into each lettuce leaf and mound cabbage and carrot mixture on top. Garnish with cilantro and toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

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