Thai Turkey Burgers

Did you know turkey burgers could be this good? No? Me either. I’m pretty much always craving a burger or Thai food, so this marriage of the two just feels right. The aromatic blend of ginger, lemongrass, and scallions, cook in a quick four minutes and add so much flavor to this burger. (I recently discovered that lemongrass is available at most grocery stores). The showstopper of this burger is the hoisin mayo. If you know me, you might find this shocking, I hate mayo, but this hoisin mayo is so perfect that I don’t even care.

Serves 4.


·      2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

·      ¼ cup lemon grass-finely chopped

·      3 tablespoons fresh ginger-minced

·      6 scallions- white bottoms, thinly sliced

·      1 pound organic ground turkey

·      ½ cup panko bread crumbs

·      2 tablespoons sriracha

·      2 tablespoons soy sauce

·      ¼ cup mayonnaise

·      2 tablespoons hoisin

·      1 tomato-thick sliced

·      ¼ cup cilantro

·      4 brioche buns


1.     In a small pan heat sesame oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the lemongrass, ginger, and scallion bottoms. Cook until soft and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2.     In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, sriracha, soy sauce, bread crumbs, and cooled aromatic mixture. Using your hands incorporate all of the ingredients and form 4 patties.

3.     In a small bowl, combine the hoisin and mayo. Stir until smooth.

4.     Heat a grill to medium heat, then add the turkey patties. Cook four minutes per side, flipping once.

5.     When the burgers are almost done, toast your sliced brioche buns on the grill for one minute.

6.     To assemble the burger, spread a tablespoon of the hoisin mayo on the bottom bun, add the turkey burger, and top with a slice of tomato and handful of cilantro. Serve warm.