Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from an old friend who didn't eat beef. I love these. A nice change of pace from standard burgers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the couscous with 1/2 c.
  2. water; let stand 20 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat the oil over low heat.
  4. Add the bell pepper, garlic and spices.
  5. Saute until the red pepper is slightly softened, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. Prepare the grill.
  8. In a medium sized bowl, combine the couscous, the spice/bellpepper mixture and the turkey and mix thoroughly, but lightly- use just enough mixing to combine everything.
  9. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
  10. Grill or broil on a lightly oiled rack until brown and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side for 3/4" thick burgers.
  11. Place on buns, serve with lettuce and tomatoes.
Most Helpful

Not bad, I was afraid they were going to be spicy but they weren't, just a pleasant jerk flavor.

Peera March 29, 2012

Awesome burgers! Thanks for the recipe. Hubby loves these with spicy sweet potato fries. Freezes well in individual portions.

helen.g.howard March 19, 2010

I make these quite often in the summer. You can also do them inside. I got the recipe from Eating Well July/Aug. 1993.

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