Prep 1 hr 25 mins
Cook 12 mins
Burgers don't have to be made with beef! This tasty burger is just one example of putting a twist on the "Common Burger"! Juicy and tender, this one is a "WINNER" This is a Food Network recipe from the Ultimate Recipe Showdown Burgers Competition By Julie Anne Rhodes, This recipe won 1st Place in the Poultry Burger Division of the Burger Competition, and was chosen from recipes submitted from all over the country.
- 1 cucumber, peeled, and sliced into thinly sliced rounds
- 1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 1⁄8 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 lbs ground turkey
- 1⁄3 cup steamed cooked jasmine rice
- 1⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced green onion
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Thai chiles or 1 serrano chili, seeded and minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 4 hamburger buns with sesame seeds
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade)
- 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon gingerroot, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon peel, finely chopped
- Cucumber Salad:
- Toss cucumbers, onions, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Let it marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Mix ground turkey, rice, panko, green onions, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Thai chile, and sugar very well.
- Make into 4 patties.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Saute burgers until cooked through, approximately 5-6 minutes per side (depending on how thick you make them).
- Wasabi Mayonnaise:
- While burgers are cooking, toast buns, and mix mayonnaise, with wasabi powder, ginger, and lemon peel in a small bowl.
- Drain cucumber salad well.
- Smear 1 tablespoon wasabi mayonnaise on toasted bun halves.
- Spread with a layer of drained cucumber salad, then top with burger, and cover with bun top.