Lemon & thyme turkey burgers

Lemon & thyme turkey burgers

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Low-fat turkey burgers have all of the taste and none of the guilt, great for feeding the family

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal206
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.69g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 500g pack minced turkey

    Turkey

    terk-ee

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

  • zest 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

  • 4 thin rashers streaky bacon
  • buns, lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and tomato sauce, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion, fry for a few mins until lightly browned and soft, then cool. Mix the turkey with the lemon zest, thyme, parsley, onion and seasoning until well combined.

  2. Shape the mixture into 4 burgers and wrap a rasher of bacon around each. Put in a roasting tin, bake for 20-25 mins, then pan-fry for a few mins on each side to crisp up the bacon. Serve in a bun with lettuce, sliced tomato, tomato sauce and vegetable chips (recipe below).

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Comments (17)

levina_masterson's picture
5

I made these lovely little burgers and the flavour was fab! My only addition was a bit of beaten egg and then I left them to set in the fridge for 15 minutes before baking - this keeps them together slightly better. I also used fresh herbs from my garden which always helps!

mscpp11's picture

I tried this recipe but the taste was too bland. Could this be due to inadequate cooking instructions - e.g. for oven cooking a method to ensure that the meat can be kept moist enough and/or for barding use of streaky bacon variety only ?

vicksfizzy's picture
0

Didn't like these at all - very dry and a very strong flavour (not in a good way!).

jompower's picture

Made this last night and served it with fried new potatoes and salad. Even my fussy daughter loved it. Will be making again

chingston's picture
5

Quick, easy and lovely flavour. Will be making again soon.

ghibligirl's picture
2

Far too lemony and took 40mins to cook in the oven as they were cool in the middle when tested after 30 mins and pan fried. Very disappointed as the kids wouldn't eat them due to the strong lemon flavour and the fact they don't go with tomato ketchup. A waste of good quality ingredients.

afgilbert's picture
3

We found the lemon and sage flavours to be a bit too overpowering (I used fresh sage). I've made better turkey burgers with chopped apple in them.

jgoodall734's picture
5

Very easy and delicious. Next time, I'll make twice as much and freeze for an even speedier supper.

husky123's picture
4

Great burgers that were easy to make and tasted delicious. We did find them a little dry but this website was down so I had to try and remember the cooking times which I think I got wrong and I forgot the bacon which im sure whould help to keep them more moist.

cakequeen75's picture

I made these for dinner tonight, absolutely delicious, and very easy to prepare, will definately make again!

raeliz64's picture
4

I really liked these burgers. Very tasty.

lizzies2's picture
4

Loved these - so did all the family. Will be making again.

pewter's picture
4

Lovely burgers - will definately be using this recipe again

trinaod's picture
4

This is superb. I added a little milk and flour to bind the burgers together but the taste was lovely. I'm not really one for turkey either! Had with a pitta and salad.

libby0's picture
4

I cannot get hold of rspca approved turkey (only very expensive steaks or battery turkey) so I minced chicken instead. Very tasty and easy.

drfabio's picture
5

Really tasty, and great leftover for lunch. I wasn't sure if the lemon zest stated would be enough, but it was just the right lemony level for me.

donnalovescheese's picture
4

The best turkey burger recipe I've made before and the vegetable chips make a lovely, healthy accompaniment.

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