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Garlic Chili Turkey Burger

turkey burger on a plate

Lean turkey burgers are healthier than beef hamburgers, but they can often be dry and bland. These garlic chili turkey burgers with garlic, ginger, hot sauce, and scallions are full of flavor instead of fat. A chili garlic yogurt sauce keeps them moist, too.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 317
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Sodium: 577mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 21g



  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the vinegar, sugar, and black pepper until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the cucumber and onion, toss and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt and 1 teaspoon of chili garlic sauce.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, hoisin sauce, hot sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic, jalapeño, chopped cilantro, and the remaining 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce. Form into 4 patties.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the oil until hot.
  6. Cook the patties, turning once, until the meat is no longer pink, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  7. Drain the cucumber and red onion mixture and toss with the whole cilantro leaves.
  8. Arrange a burger patty on each bun and top with yogurt sauce, lettuce leaves, and cucumber and red onion mixture.

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