Ginger Garlic Turkey Burgers

Posted by: on Oct 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

Ginger Garlic Turkey Burgers

Honestly, turkey burgers can be really boring.  Usually, I go the veggie burger route over turkey.  Although I really like red meat burgers to be simple with only salt and pepper, with turkey I like to up the spice.  Adding a generous bit of ginger was originally J’s idea, and it was a good one. The onions help keep these from being dry and the ginger is the perfect punch of flavor. I used a double dose of fresh and ground because the flavors really are different. I love to keep fresh ginger in the freezer and grate it as needed with a microplane or zester.

We had this with a hodgepodge of leftover roasted vegetables from this weekend’s farmer markets.  I just added garlic, onions, turkey bacon, olive oil, salt and pepper and broiled to done. We decided to forgo the bread and served this with a dollop of basil mayo for an easy weeknight meal.

Roasted Farmer's Market Veg

Garlic Ginger Turkey Burgers

1 Pound Ground Turkey
1/4 large onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp salt

Combine ingredients well so the onions, garlic, ginger and spices are well incorporated. Divide into four evenly sized burgers, and cook over medium high heat in a cast iron skillet.  Since turkey meat is generally lean, I add a small amount of olive oil to the skillet. Allow to brown on each side being sure to cook through completely.



  1. grace
    October 10, 2011

    i think turkey burgers need a lot of help to even come close to comparing to beef burgers, and you’ve certainly done the white meat justice here–lovely flavors!

  2. jillian
    October 10, 2011

    Thanks Grace!

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