Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Recipe #159: Thai Turkey Burgers

Man, I can't rave enough about this one.  It's one of those recipes that just makes me excited to cook more new recipes.  SO FREAKING DELICIOUS!!!!!!  What is it about a little spicy peanut butter/ginger/garlic/soy/honey flavor that makes food taste all that much better??

My friend pointed this one out to me at

OK it looks a little burnt but it's not really.... could only taste the awesome flavors.

Ingredients (makes 4 burgers)
  • 1 lb 99% fat-free lean ground turkey breast (I used Jennie-O)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 buns (I toasted Arnold Sandwich Thins)
  • baby spinach leaves
For the peanut sauce:
  • 3 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (could use siracha)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Create peanut sauce by combining peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, water, garlic, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, honey and ground ginger in a food processor or blender. Blend until very smooth. Reserve 2 teaspoons and set aside.
  • Combine remaining peanut sauce with turkey, carrots, broccoli, cilantro, green onion, salt and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Mix well and form into 4 patties. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes on one side, then spray the top with more non-stick spray. Flip and cook for 3-4 more minutes or until burgers are no longer pink in the middle.
  • Place a burger patty on each bun and top with 2 teaspoons of the reserved peanut sauce. Add baby spinach for crunch and serve.
It even LOOKS pretty!

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