Scallion Sesame Turkey Burger

"I found this in some random cookbook. One of the best turkey burgers ever. Full of flavor. Make an extra for lunch the next day, reheats beautifully."
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  • Mix togeter, gently. the turkey, sesame seeds, soy, scallions, cilantro, garlic, sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and bread crumbs.
  • Form into patties.
  • I usually mix all this together and make patties in the morning and leave in the refrigerator till I'm ready for them.
  • Sometimes that is the next day.
  • Brush with a little oil before grilling if desired.
  • Grill on the George Foreman, in a grill pan.
  • If you're using the outside grill increase the breadcrumbs a bit to insure they don't fall apart.

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  1. jerseygirl1952
    THE best turkey burger we've ever had. The first time I made them, I had the butcher grind all white meat, they were good, but not great. The second time I bought a mixture of white and dark meats. Yum. The third time, I added 2 tablespoons of minced fresh ginger. Perfect!! I made all the burgers, cooked them all the way through, and placed them in individual zip bags in the freezer. We just take a bag (or two) out and place in the micro on high for four-five minutes ( depending on the size of the burger) and we have dinner. Thank you for a great recipe.
  2. Islandlife
    This is such a great way to eat a turkey burger. I have made this recipe so many times, and I have even turned it into meatballs. This is Delicious. I changed nothing in the recipe, I make it word for word and it turns out perfect every time. Thank you for this!
  3. kgulley
    Excellent! I did'nt have scallions so I used a shallot. Can't wait to make these again! Mosit and full of flavor! I also used a little light mayo mixed with Sriracha chili, for a little kick. Next time I will try it with wasabi mayo. Thanks for sharing!
  4. gailanng
    I liked this recipe and why so: Because of the Asian flavors. Otherwise, I would have made a Big Mac. I got more. That was funny. Where ya goin’?
  5. MemphisMommy
    This is a very good burger. <br/>Made it this afternoon for hubby and friend using all ingredients except sesame oil and scallions-used canola and vidalia in place of and they turned out really good anyway!<br/>I 'fried' them on grill cook pan on top of stove and served on thin sanwhich rounds w/ cheese and a little olive-mayo on top....they were well received! Not dry at all and tasty.


  1. Posiespocketbook
    Very good. I'm on a low carb so I used ground flax meal in place of the bread crumbs. I used about 1/4 c. Also topped mine with avocado.
  2. Julie
    This is probably THE best burger I've ever made. (Looks like I'm not alone by the looks of the other reviews.) Followed the recipe exactly except used white onion instead of scallion. Also backed off on the ingredients just a tad as I didn't quite have 1 1/2 pounds of meat. Served on grilled sourdough. This goes in the regular rotation. My 3 & 7 year old girls said it was a great lunch. Thank you for posting!
  3. CrudeFood
    The best turkey burger recipe I've tried! You can also substitute fresh salmon for the turkey--just skin and rough chop the salmon and give it a few pulses in the food processor (so it's a course ground--not pasty), mix everything together (adjusting breadcrumbs to taste), and grill or bake. Thanks for the great recipe!
  4. JoleneC
    Yum-yum! This was a big hit with my picky family! Only things I did different was instead of soy sauce, I used an equal amount of some teriyaki sauce I had made for dinner the night before and wanted to use up, in place of the soy sauce, no cilantro (because I honestly forgot) but will use next time, and I had some fresh ginger in the fridge, so I grated some of that in as well. Soooo very good! I grilled some pineapple and red onions to top the burgers and, like I said, everyone raved about them! Thanks for a great new turkey burger recipe!
  5. amy laree
    Loved this. I made a few substitutions based on other reviews - subbed regular white onions for the scallions, didn't add the cilantro or sesame oil since we were out of both, but added a touch of olive oil and a little extra soy sauce to substitute for the sesame oil. Served these on onion rolls with swiss cheese and a horseradish/wasabi combination, which was the perfect complement. Served with a side of Sweet Potato Fries -


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