Turkey burgers

Turkey burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins Plus cooling time

Skill level



Makes 8 burgers

If you find it hard to get your kids to eat high-fibre food, these burgers contain hidden oats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 85g porridge oats
  • 450g/1lb minced turkey
  • 100g dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • rolls and cucumber slices, to serve

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  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and gently fry the onion for 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Add the oats and fry for 2 mins more. Tip into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooled mixture and mix well with your hands. Season to taste and shape into 8 patties.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and sear the burgers on each side until well coloured (3-4 mins). Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10-15 mins. Serve in rolls with Tangy tomato chutney (see 'goes well with') and cucumber slices.
  4. For the chutney heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add 1 finely chopped onion. Cook for 5 mins until softened. Stir in 1 crushed garlic clove and cook for a further min. Add 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste, a 400g can good-quality chopped tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Gently cook for 20-25 mins until rich and thick. Season to taste, then leave to cool before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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claire_b1003's picture

Really enjoyed these burgers, easy to prepare (don't know what the person who took 2 hours was doing??)
We didn't have any apricots so I used sultanas that I whizzed lightly with the hand blender first .
The burgers were a great texture, really juicy and flavoursome! The sultanas added a touch of sweetness.
A hit with the whole family, will make again.

KateB's picture
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Made these tonight on the BBQ and they were absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making them again!

Chocol's picture

Excellent texture & taste. Will be making them again.

Hettyjane18's picture

Fab recipe... Takes a while to prepare but worth it. I left out the apricots as I don't like them but the burgers were still tasty.. They did lack seasoning which I will note next time and add a little salt and black pepper :)

alexandra-t-mills's picture

Lovely recipe, really easy to stagger prep so that dinner time is a breeze!

kirsty1708's picture

These burgers were very yummy. I added extra garlic and used shallots instead of onions. Also added a dash of Worcester sauce. I will definitely make these again.

jojovls's picture
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The kids and us loved these, didn't fancy the apricots though so left them out!

loulab's picture

A little too strong on the garlic but I didn't pan fry first so that's probably why. Otherwise excellent.

count_cookula's picture

A lot of faff - took me 2 hrs to prepare and cook. Yet when finally there, very tasty. Recommended.

catanna's picture

I was a bit dubious at first about this recipe because of the quantity of porridge oats, but once they were toasted and cooked with the onions and garlic they were a great addition to bind everything together. the taste was absolutely lovely and all the children ate them...thumbs up !
A really easy recipe to make and i have frozen some too.

arabellastrange's picture
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Fabulous! The texture was great. I didn't put in apricots, though, as I don't like them. I will definitely play about with this one!

usfoodlover's picture
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This is a great burger recipe and is loved by adults and children. It is really tasty!