Very Tender Asian Turkey Burgers
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
Very tender Asian turkey burgers made with fresh herbs, Asian flavors and some milk-soaked bread to add tenderness.
  • 1 lb freshly ground turkey thighs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 spring onions, diced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Thai chile pepper, diced (optional)
  • 3 slices of white bread, crusts removed
  • ¼ cup of milk (or enough to just soak the white bread)
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
  1. Preheat barbecue grill to medium high
  2. Soak slices of bread in milk until just saturated. If bread seems really soaked, gently wring it out until it's wet but not overly soaked.
  3. In a bowl, add ground turkey, soaked bread, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, diced chiles.
  4. Mix well with your clean hands until blended. Don't overwork the meat. Then mix in spring onions. The meat should hold together and not be too moist or fall apart.
  5. Wet your hands first and then form mixture into burgers that are no thicker than ½ inch.
  6. Cook on the grill approximately 4 minutes per side. Remove from grill and allow to rest for just a few minutes before serving with your favorite condiments. I like to swirl a little Sriracha sauce in my mayonnaise or ketchup.
Recipe by Laura's Best Recipes at