Asian Turkey Burgers with Hoisin Mayo


Turkey burgers are one of my favorite things to make during the week. They're quick, easy, healthy, and make great leftovers the next day for lunch. I'm always looking for new flavor combinations and this asian style burger just replaced the greek style burger as our new favorite.

The burger gets most of its Asian flavor from grated ginger, grated garlic, and hoisin sauce added to the meat. It was also one of the most moist turkey burgers I've ever eaten. These burgers are great plain since they have so much flavor. Just add a drop of hoisin mayo and they're perfect!

Asian Turkey Burgers
Recipe: Adapted from Eating Well
Ingredients:
  • 1.3 lbs of ground turkey (I used 93/7, but I think turkey breast would be fine too)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Hoisin Mayo (Recipe Follows)
Directions:
  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well. Form the mixture into patties. (I made mine smaller than normal burgers and got 6 burgers. You should be able to get 4 - 5 regular sized burgers).
  2. Sprinkle the patties with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat grill or grill pan to medium high. Oil the grill and grill until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 - 7 minutes per side.

Hoisin Mayo
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise (I used light)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • dash of sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

7 comments:

Jeanny House said...

These look great. I'm always looking for good turkey burger ideas!

lisa said...

These flavors sound so great for a turkey burger! I have to try the hoisin mayo next time I'm making burgers.

Hellcat13 said...

I just thought I'd post the email my husband sent me today (I made these last night and he had the leftovers for lunch today):

Hey baby,

Things for thought:

I love my new lunch bag. It's really cool. Literally - keeps shit cool.
I love the hoisin-mayo. Man that stuff is good.
Love the turkey burgers. A lovely change from the std beef burgers.
Loved my lunch today; it was really, really good.
I love you, most of all. ;o)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

So...thanks for the recipe! Anything that inspires the man to write me a love note must be fantastic! (And I agree, great recipe :)

Jessica said...

Looks delicious! Great picture!

SugarCooking said...

Hellcat - That note is fantastic. Glad your husband liked them! Mine did too; he ate 3 in one night!

Spryte said...

Ooohhhh!! This sounds great!!!

We love Greek Turkey Burgers and Teriyaki Turkey Sliders... but that Hoison Mayo definitely caught my attention!

I'll definitely give these a try!

Amber said...

Sounds awesome. I'd like to make these this week but where do I find hoisin sauce?

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