Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
"Jerk" seasonings transform the ordinary turkey burger. Enjoy!
- 1⁄3 cup couscous
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon spanish paprika
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 12 ounces ground turkey
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
- 4 slices tomatoes
- 4 lettuce leaves
- Combine couscous and water in a small bowl; let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the couscous is tender and the water is absorbed.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over low heat. Add bell pepper, garlic, thyme, curry powder, cumin, allspice, ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until the bell pepper is slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.
- Prepare a grill or the broiler pan by oiling (before heating). Then preheat grill or broiler.
- Combine turkey, the couscous and the bell-pepper mixture in a medium-sized bowl; mix thoroughly but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Grill or broil the patties until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Place on buns and garnish with tomato slices and lettuce leaves.
This burger recipe is really good. I doubled the recipe as to have enough for dinner tonight and 3 extra for lunch tomorrow. My husband and kids all really loved it. I thought that the curry powder was a little overwhelming, so next time I will just leave that out. I really like that this uses turkey, because it is so much better for you than beef. Thank you LifeIsGood. Made for The Caribbean Islands round of ZWT9 for team Tasty Testers.
This is fantabulous! I've never really had a turkey burger before. I loved it! Because of the spices you taste the aroma before you even bite in.