Lemon & thyme turkey burgers

Lemon & thyme turkey burgers

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

These low-fat turkey burgers are flavoured with onion and herbs, wrapped in a single rasher of streaky bacon for added flavour - a surefire family hit

Nutrition and extra info

  • uncooked patties only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal206
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.69g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    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



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

  • 500g pack minced turkey



    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • zest 1 lemon



    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



    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


  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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raeliz64's picture
23rd Sep, 2010
I really liked these burgers. Very tasty.
15th Sep, 2010
Loved these - so did all the family. Will be making again.
4th Sep, 2010
Lovely burgers - will definately be using this recipe again
15th Jul, 2010
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
29th Jun, 2010
I cannot get hold of rspca approved turkey (only very expensive steaks or battery turkey) so I minced chicken instead. Very tasty and easy.
16th Jun, 2010
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.
31st May, 2010
The best turkey burger recipe I've made before and the vegetable chips make a lovely, healthy accompaniment.


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