Friday, September 2, 2011

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

Don't put away your grills quite yet.  If you make one more recipe this "season" (or if you're hardcore and grill year-round), this is it.  It has a unique, Thai flavor that you don't really expect from a burger.  And it works.  It was perfect served with oven baked sweet potato chips, which I'll share with you next week :).

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers
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For the burgers:
  • 8oz ground turkey (I used chicken because that's what I had on hand)
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 large scallion, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
For the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (I used unflavored Greek yogurt)
  • handful of cilantro, finely minced
  • 1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce
For serving:
  • hamburger buns of your choice
  • mixed greens
  1. Combine burger ingredients a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into two patties. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. 
  2. Serve on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and greens.
Source: Slightly adapted from A Good Appetite as seen on Cara's Cravings

Nutritional Info, Burgers Only (does not include hamburger bun or cilantro-chili mayo)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 276.1
Total Fat: 16.7 g
Cholesterol: 80.0 mg
Sodium: 212.1 mg
Total Carbs: 7.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 26.1 g

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