Turkey burgers

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


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: per burger

  • kcal179
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 85g porridge oats
  • 450g/1lb minced turkey



    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

  • 100g dried apricot, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • rolls and cucumber slices, to serve


  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.

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Comments (15)

keasel's picture

Easy to make and delicious. Didn't use apricot as I don't like them but it didn't seem to be a problem. Wasn't sure about the oats but it really works. Liked serving them with the cucumber slices underneath.

Kim Bambrough's picture

These burgers are delish! So tasty! Wasn't sure about adding the oats,carrot & apricot but had them in the cupboard so added them. So glad I did. Made the difference.Great healthy additives! Everyone loved them. Definately make again.

Josiepegs's picture

Have tried this recipe before and they were delicious , so moist and light. The second time I didn't have any apricots so grated the same weight of apple and added a small amount of pomegranate mollasses to add the sweetness...even better! I am going to play around with these ingredients ...maybe instead of sausage meat in sausage rolls? Meatballs in a marinara or mushroom sauce?

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

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

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

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

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

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