Turkey burgers with beetroot relish

Turkey burgers with beetroot relish

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
These low-fat burgers freeze well, so why not make double and freeze for another time?

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal183
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or 2 tsp fresh


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the relish

  • 250g cooked peeled beetroot (not in vinegar), finely diced



    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • Little Gem lettuce, to serve
  • wholemeal pitta bread, to serve


  1. Tip turkey into a bowl with the thyme. Finely grate in the zest from the lemon and add a little seasoning. Use your hands to mix the ingredients well, then shape into 4 patties. Chill until ready to cook. Can be frozen for up to 1 month.

  2. Mix the beetroot with the juice from ½ the lemon, onion, parsley, oil and mustard. Grill, griddle or barbecue the burgers for about 6 mins each side and serve with the beetroot relish, lettuce and pitta breads.

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Comments (28)

ruthkettle's picture

burgers were lovely - had them with pitta and some reggae reggae jerk sauce!! left out the beetroot relish as it seemed like too much faff but the burgers were V nice!!

basil123's picture

Instead of Thyme I used 2 teaspoons of sage and onion stuffing mix with good results. Loved the beetroot relish.

mrsp1971's picture

Very quick and easy to make - like above I added spring onions, chilli flakes and lots of seasoning, otherwise I think they could be a bit bland.

bexcyd's picture

fantastic quick and convienent, i took the advice to freeze some too, think spring onoins may be added next time.......?

karenwhitby's picture

The relish is nice, but the burgers are a bit plain

anna-pie's picture

Loved this recipe. The beetroot relish was especially tasty!

jacydo's picture

Really easy and very very tasty, a huge family favourite.

nicolavr's picture

Really easy to make and super tasty. The amount here makes too many for two so can can freeze the extra's for next time!


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