Terrific Turkey Burgers


Using readily and cheaply available turkey mince, this is a low-fat, high protein and healthy alternative to traditional burgers.

Andrew: These were pan-fried and made up for a midweek family supper, but they can equally be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer for a summer barbeque.

Dawn: The herbs and spices used are only a suggestion. There are endless varieties here.


To serve 4 (8 burgers)

400-500g turkey mince

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 red chilli

1 tsp cumin powder

1 egg to bind (optional)

splash of olive oil for frying


  • In a bowl, combine the mince with the chopped onion, herbs and spices. Use a wooden spoon or use your hands to mix and blend the ingredients.
  • Add a beaten egg to the mix and use this to bind the mixture together. This is not always necessary if the mixture is already sticky.
  • Divide into 8 balls, rolling them between your hands, then press your hands together so the spheres of mixture become flattened burgers, each about 1.5-2cm thick.
  • Fry the burgers in a pan with a little olive oil for anywhere between 2-15 minutes, turning frequently and ensuring the burgers are cooked all the way through.

Dawn: This is great with the sweet potato mash recipe.

Andrew: A crisp and simple green salad on the side, or a few green beans too, would make an easy and quick family supper.

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