The Kitchen Prep: #BurgerWeek: Asian Slaw Turkey Burgers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#BurgerWeek: Asian Slaw Turkey Burgers

You know why I love my friends over at NoshOn.It? Because they get as excited about food as I do. {Plus, they're pretty cool in general.} They get so excited, in fact, that they dedicate an entire week to recipes honoring one type of food, and share all kinds of new and exciting ways to enjoy something that might seem like it's been done otherwise. My kind of folks.

This week, NoshOn.It is hosting #BurgerWeek and asked if I could come up with an original burger recipe to share for the occasion. I, of course, was happy to oblige.

So many possibilities swirled around my head... but I finally settled on these Asian Slaw Turkey Burgers. And I'm glad I did!

I probably haven't had a "real" {i.e. beef} burger in over 10 years. I stopped eating red meat a while ago and never looked back. It was sort of a natural progression since I was never much of a fan anyway. But sometimes it's nice to sink your teeth into a yummy, grilled patty... though to be honest, I think I like burgers more for the toppings than the meat itself!

I make turkey burgers all the time and love the versatility of turkey meat. It's a bit on the lighter side than beef {specifically if you buy lean, white meat turkey rather than the dark meat} and it agrees with me a lot more. Seasoned with Asian-inspired flavor in this recipe, the patties turn out anything but bland. Broccoli & carrot slaw tossed in ginger vinaigrette adds some crunch and zip to these flavorful burgers, and a runny egg adds delicious richness!

If you think you don't like turkey burgers, I suggest you give these a try first! You can certainly swap out the turkey meat for whichever type you prefer, but I promise these are worth making. And the best part is you can make them in a skillet, on a grill pan or -- the ultimate summertime method -- on the grill.

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Need more burger inspiration? Head over to these blogs for more delectable ideas!

Jalapeno + Cheddar Burger with Charred Corn Mayo from Simply Scratch
Vegetarian Patty Melt from Naturally Ella
Pork Belly Pimento Cheese Burger from Climbing Grier Mountain
Chili Cheese Tot Burgers from A Zesty Bite
Turkey Reuben Burger from Mountain Mama Cooks
GF Vegetarian Tex-Mex Black Bean Burger from Beard and Bonnet
Peanut Butter Burger with Savory Strawberry Relish from Foodness Gracious
Al Pastor Burger from NoshOn.It

Asian Slaw Turkey Burgers
Makes 4 burgers 

1 lb ground turkey meat
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 - 2 teaspoons sriracha

1. Heat grill, grill pan or a large pan over medium-high heat.

2. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well-combined. {Try not to overmix and toughen the meat.}

3. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. Cook over medium-high heat on a skill or grill pan, or grill for about 3-4 minutes on one side; flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side or until the meat is no longer pink in the middle.

4. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil until ready to assemble burgers.

For Slaw:
1/4 cup broccoli slaw
1/4 cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoons prepared ginger vinaigrette {I use this kind}
1 - 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until slaw is well-coated. Set aside.

For Egg:
Fry or poach an egg to desired runniness. I like mine cooked for a couple of minutes on one side over high heat in a frying pan, then flipped and cooked for under a minute on the other side.


Toast buns if desired. Place burgers on bun and top with a heaping serving of slaw, thinly sliced red onion, and an egg. Drizzle with extra sriracha if desired.


Christine at Cook the Story said...

Oh good grief, what a drool fest this burger is causing!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Wow...I love eggs on my burger! This looks amazing :)

Rachel Cooks said...

Loving the egg and the slaw on these....perfection!

Allie BakingAMoment said...

Drooling over this!!! It looks like a total flavor bomb ;)

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