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Thai Turkey Burgers with Superfood Slaw

Course Main Course
Keyword easy, healthy dinner, spring, turkey burger, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Burger Patties

  • 1 1/2 pounds 90% lean turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic

Superfood Slaw

  • 2 cups superfood slaw or broccoli slaw
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy
  • 1 teaspoon agave or can sugar
  • Dash salt to taste

Peanut Sauce Aioli

  • 4 tablespoons peanut sauce I used Sky Valley
  • 1/2 cup mayo I use organic Sir Kensington’s
  • Squeeze of lime juice

Assembling Burgers

  • 6 whole wheat buns
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced
  • Extra cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the burger patty ingredients. With your hands or a spoon, gently mix all of the ingredients until well-incorporated. Be careful not to over-mix.
  3. Divide mixture into 4-5 burger patties.**

  4. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in cast iron skillet. Add burgers to the hot pan. Cook for 3-4 mines on each side, or until they form a golden brown crust (do not flip or disturb while they are cooking on each side or they will not form a crust).
  5. Add burgers to a sheet pan. Finish cooking in oven for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Sprinkle a little salt on each burger when done cooking. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  6. While the burgers cook in the oven, wipe out the cast iron skillet and add a little more oil. Toast the buns (2-3 minutes a side) until golden brown. Sprinkle with salt.
  7. Combine all the aioli ingredients. Set aside.

  8. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the slaw dressing ingredients. Add in the slaw, green onions, and cilantro and toss until coated in the dressing.
  9. Assemble the burgers by firs adding the sauce to tops and bottoms of each bun. Top the bottom bun with the burger patty and add desired amount of slaw. Top with top portion of the bun.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**Burgers hold together best if you place burger patties in the fridge for 4 hours to overnight (tip: make burger patties in the morning and place in fridge and take them out 15 minutes before cooking).