Asian Spiced Turkey Burgers

READY IN: 31mins
Recipe by SVSOUZA

To keep these burgers tender, handle them as little as possible. To make the bread crumbs, whirl 2 pieces of firm-textured white bread in a food processor or blender until fine crumbs form. The following garnishes are not included in the recipe below: red-leaf lettuce leaves, hoisin sauce or Chinese mustard, and plum sauce or traditional ketchup. Prep time does not include making your own breadcrumbs.

Top Review by merney

Absolutely fantastic!! Next time I will use a little more ginger, but these were great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
  • 12 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 14 lbs ground turkey (not extra-lean)
  • vegetable oil (for oiling grill)
  • 4 large hamburger buns, split horizontally and toasted (I like potato buns)

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, green onions, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Add turkey and gently mix with a fork just until ingredients are evenly blended.
  3. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions. With your hands, shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.
  4. If making ahead, lay patties side by side on a plate, cover airtight, and chill up to 24 hours.
  5. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct, medium-high heat (the charcoal or gas flame is directly under the cooking area, and you can hold your hand just above grill level only 3 to 4 seconds.
  6. For charcoal grill: Before you put the grill over the hot coals, brush grill with a generous coat of oil.
  7. For gas grill: When hot, brush grill with a generous coat of oil.
  8. Lay patties on well-oiled grill (close lid if using gas) and cook 5 minutes, then turn burgers with a wide spatula. Continue cooking until meat is opaque in center (cut to test), 5 to 6 minutes longer.
  9. Transfer burgers to buns and garnish to taste.

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