Grilled Thai Turkey Burgers
Recipe type: Main, Poultry
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Makes: 4
These simple and moist turkey burgers can be on the table in 30 minutes! Top with cilantro, cucumber and pickled carrot for extra Asian flare.
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) margarine, butter or cooking oil
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) fish sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Thai curry paste (red or green)
  • 1 lb (454 g) ground turkey
  • ½ cup (125 mL) finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) low-fat mayonnaise
  1. Melt margarine or butter, or heat oil, in a small, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in fish sauce and curry paste, until the vegetables are well-coated. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooled onion mixture, ground turkey, cilantro and low-fat mayo. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Grill or broil burgers, turning once, until done, about 8 minutes. Serve on whole wheat hamburger buns with your favourite toppings.
Turn this into a party appetizer by shaping into 12 mini patties served on whole grain slider buns, or meatballs.
Recipe by Vincci Tsui, RD | Calgary Registered Dietitian at