Saturday, June 1, 2013

Eggless Asian Turkey Burgers

Life is Good: it's dinnertime!

Last week, I got a hankering for Asian turkey burgers. I perused some recipes, but nothing caught my eye, so I decided to wing it! That is what I love about cooking. You can totally be creative and it usually turns out edible if not delicious! (Baking is a science, though!)

So I grabbed everything I had in the fridge and threw it all together. The fam devoured them! The big kid had seconds and the littlest one had thirds! I cooked the burgers inside due to weather (brr!) but they would be fab on the grill.

Eggless Asian Turkey Burgers
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 T minced garlic
1 T fish sauce
1 T  lime juice
1 T garlic-seasoned rice wine vinegar (doesn't have to be garlic-seasoned)
Dash of ground ginger (1/4 t approximately)
5 T Soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with avocado, peppers, (sprouts would be good, too!) and spicy hoison sauce (recipe below)

Spicy Hoison Sauce*
1/4 cup hoison sauce
2 T soy sauce
2 T sriracha sauce 

1. In a bowl,  combine all ingredients (except the buns and garnish, of course!). 
2. Mix ingredients together, being careful not to over mix.
3. Separate mixture into equal parts and form into patties.
4. Cook on the grill or in a hot skillet until done. Use a meat thermometer to test the internal temp. It should read 165 degrees.
5. Remove patties and toast buns in your skillet utilizing the turkey burger drippings.
6. Place patty on bun and top with avocado, peppers, sprouts, and other crunchy veggies.
7. Spread spicy sauce (mix all three ingredients together) on top bun and place over burger. Serve.

Charred buns with spicy hoison sauce...

The finished easy!

*You may discover that you want more hoison and less sriracha. It all depends on how spicy you like things! I did not serve the spicy hoison sauce to my kids---it is too "hot" and they are allergic to sesame, which is in hoison.


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