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Grilled Asian Turkey Burger with Peanut Slaw Recipe

Grilled Asian Turkey Burger with Peanut Slaw Recipe

Take a walk on the wild side and get ready to gobble up this hearty, healthy and delicious Grilled Asian Turkey Burger complete with Sriracha-spiced Peanut Slaw.

Bite Me Bit

"If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There's turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, 'man, just be yourself.' "
-Mitch Hedberg


Turkey Burger

2 lbs lean ground turkey
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 green onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
½ tsp Sriracha sauce
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Peanut Slaw

3 cups shredded napa cabbage
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup chopped red bell peppers
½ cup chopped roasted peanuts
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Slaw Dressing

2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
¼ tsp Sriracha sauce

Spicy Spread

6 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
¼ tsp Sriracha sauce

6 hamburger buns


1) For the turkey burgers, in a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, peanut butter, parsley, green onions, garlic, ginger, Sriracha, salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate all ingredients. Form into 6 patties and using your thumb, make a small indentation in the center of each burger. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before grilling.

2) For the peanut slaw, in a medium bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, red peppers, peanuts and parsley.

3) For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk vegetable oil, rice vinegar, honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger and Sriracha until smooth. Toss with slaw and set aside until ready to assemble burgers.

4) For the spicy spread, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, soy sauce, rice vinegar and Sriracha until well combined. Set aside.

5) Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place patties on the grill and cook 6-8 minutes per side.

6) To assemble burgers, spread both sides of bun with spicy spread, top with turkey burger and place a scoop of coleslaw on top of the burger. Place bun on top and serve.

Makes 6 turkey burgers

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