Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Where's the beef? Who cares when you've got a delicious turkey burger

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Turkey makes a delicious alternative to a beef patty

For a little BBQ variety, gobble down a tasty turkey burger

Turkey is often overlooked as a burger option but is worth adding to your summer barbecue repertoire. It’s lean, open to different flavour additions and provides a healthy alternative to ground beef.

Turkey Patty Ingredients:

Serves 6

  • 1-½ pounds skinless boneless turkey, minced
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • ½ cup Cote d’Azur Very Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Cote d’Azur 2.0 chili paste

The Fixings:

  • ½ pound button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 soft hamburger buns
  • Good-quality mayonnaise for spreading
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, mix the turkey patty ingredients together and divide into 6 equal portions. Shape the mixture into patties and set aside until ready to cook. The patties can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated until cooking time.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the sliced mushrooms in the butter and cook until the moisture is gone and the mushrooms are browned. Set aside.
  3. Grill or fry the turkey burgers until cooked through.
  4. When ready to serve, split the hamburger buns in half and give them a slather of mayonnaise. Place a cooked turkey patty on each bun bottom and top with a portion of sautéed mushrooms, a few slices of avocado, a heap of shredded lettuce and a slice of tomato.
  5. Top the burgers with the remaining bun halves and serve with crispy oven fries.

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