Friday, August 3, 2012

Asian Turkey Burgers

Photo credit: Blue Kitchen
This recipe is the best turkey burger I've ever eaten. SOOOOOOOOO delicious!

1 pound ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce (reduced sodium preferred)
2 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
freshly ground black pepper
canola oil

4 hamburger buns

For Sriracha Mayonnaise:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha Hot Sauce

Make the burgers. Combine ground turkey, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, garlic cayenne pepper, bread crumbs and a generous grind of black pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly by hand. Form into 4 patties. Heat a grilling pan over a medium-high flame (you can use a large skillet, but grilling pan is preferred—you can also grill the burgers). Brush the grilling pan lightly with canola oil and toast the cut side of the buns in batches; set aside.

Brush the pan more generously with oil and cook the burgers until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Use a quick read thermometer to make sure the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Meanwhile, make the Sriracha mayonnaise.  Put the mayonnaise and the Sriracha Hot Sauce in a small bowl and mix with a spoon.

Assemble the burgers.  Bun, burger and a smear of Sriracha mayonnaise. You can add some lettuce or tomato slices, but I would discourage it. These are quite tasty on their own.

3 comments:

vipstarr said...

cant wait to try this!

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kara said...

This was DE-liscious! I don't know who directed me to your blog, but I'm thankful. You have some yummy things on here!

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