Indian Spiced Turkey Burgers RecipeA spicier and healthier take on traditional hamburgers. For firmer patties, make these several hours or the night ahead, wrap them tightly in wax paper and chill.
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 slice sandwich bread processed to crumbs or torn into small pieces*
3 tbsp mango chutney (such as Major Grey)
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white or black pepper
1-1/2 lb. ground turkey
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion
6 or 7 hamburger buns
Sliced tomato, lettuce and condiments to serve
Tip: You can substitute 1/2 cup commercial breadcrumbs, but the drier crumbs will result in a mealier patty.
Step 1: With a fork, beat milk and egg together in a large bowl. Mix in bread pieces or crumbs. Add a splash more milk if necessary, to soften bread into a thick paste the texture of cooked oatmeal (do not add too much milk or patties will be too soft to shape). Mix in chutney and spices.
Step 2: Mix ground turkey and green onion into bread mixture. Form into 6 or 7 thick patties. Wrap and chill 2 hours or overnight before grilling or pan-frying.
Step 3: Tuck patties into toasted burger buns and dress to serve.