Kimchi Turkey Burgers


I was browsing Eating Well magazine the other night when I came across this kimchi turkey burger recipe. My husband requires meat at every meal and I’m not a huge meat-eater so new creative (and easy!) recipes are always welcome. This one was such a breeze and it felt very different from my usual coconut crusted chicken.

I’d love to hear what your go-to burger toppings are when you want to spice things up!

I followed the recipe pretty much to a T but obviously I don’t have a grill so I pan-fried the burgers instead.

– 1 lb organic ground turkey
– 3 scallions, sliced
– 8 tspns chile paste, divided
– 1 tspn toasted sesame oil
– 2 tblspns mayonnaise
– 4 small whole-wheat hamburger buns
– 12 slices cucumber
– 1 cup kimchi (I used a medium spicy variety)

– Combine turkey, scallions, 5 teaspoons chile paste and sesame oil in a medium bowl
– Gently knead together with your hands.
– Form into 4-6 burgers depending on what size you prefer
– Grill if you can but if you don’t have a grill, heat 1 tblspn of olive oil in a pan and sautee the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through
– Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and the remaining 3 teaspoons chile paste in a small bowl.
– Assemble the burgers on toasted buns with 2 teaspoons of the mayonnaise mixture, 3 slices cucumber and 1/4 cup kimchi each.
– Enjoy!

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  1. Rhona Andler said:

    That looks delicious! I like to use roasted red pepper, red onions, and feta on my burgers!

    8.6.13 · Reply