Thai turkey burgers

Thai turkey burgers

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus chilling


Serves 4
Scrumptious healthy treats with a spicy Thai kick

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 500g turkey mince
  • 85g fresh breadcrumb
  • 3 tbsp red Thai curry paste (2 tbsp if you are using an authentic hot Thai brand
  • ½ bunch spring onion finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

To serve

  • mango pickle mayo
  • Spicy mango salsa
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split
  • handful Baby Gem lettuce leaves
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…


  1. Place mince, breadcrumbs, curry paste, spring onions and egg into a large bowl. Season lightly, then mix well with your hands to combine. Divide into 4 and shape into burgers. Chill for 20 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa and mayo. Brush the burgers with oil and grill for 7 mins each side, or until firm, golden and cooked through. Alternatively, cook on the barbecue.

  3. Once cooked, toast the rolls, cut-side up, under the grill. To serve, top the rolls with a turkey burger, add lettuce, cucumber, tomato slices and a spoonful of mayo or salsa and put the lids on.

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12th Jun, 2012
I made them with little less Thai red curry paste as it was hot one. To make more healthy I used one cal oil spray on baking sheet and cooked in oven 190oC for 25/30 mins. Also first time I made without the egg and used oats instead of breadcrumbs.
17th May, 2012
These were really quick and tasty, my kids also enyoyed them.I added some chopped coriander which looked nice !!
17th Apr, 2010
Seriously good, even my partner who was fairly sceptical about bland turkey mince thought these were really tasty. Very good food and great value, ideal if like me you are crazy about thai curry paste but want to feed your family something a bit different than yet another thai curry!
26th Feb, 2009
These were pretty tasty: not quite as good as beef burgers, but nice as a change (and a healthier alternative). I substituted green Thai curry paste as that's what I had in the fridge, which turned out to be a bad idea - they still tasted delicious, but green burgers are not attractive!
29th Dec, 2008
This recipe is lovely, but we did not include the relish. We added more spices, and kept the spring onion chunky. We have cooked them inside and on the barbeque, and they were both delicious. Can't wiat for summer so we can have them again!
29th Oct, 2008
Inspite of adding more spices and onions, did not find this recipe tasty. Will not be doing it again.
16th Feb, 2008
Good midweek meal, makes a lovely (and considerably more virtuous) alternative to standard burgers. One word of advice - don't be shy with the flavourings, as turkey mince will take an awful lot of spice before you can really taste it.
28th Jan, 2008
Is the nutritional information including the bread and relish??
20th Dec, 2007
Made this recipe with pork rather than turkey, as we couldn't find in the store. Still tasted fantastic!
12th Dec, 2007
These are delicious ,a great change from the more usual beef burgers .
15th Jun, 2015
I don't understand. Where's the recipe to make the salsa and mayo they mention? There isn't even a link. Am I supposed to search for this on the website now? Not cool.
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