Turkey Bayou Burgers



4 servings



1 lb. ground turkey
2 scallions (3-inches left on), thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp. garlic, garlic
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1/4 cup mayonnaise-type dressing, for garnish (optional)
1 small, ripe avacado, sliced, for garnish (optional)


Prepare hot coals for grilling.

Place the ground turkey in a bowl and mix well with the scallions, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro and spices. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently form into 4 patties.

Grill patties over hot coals, 3" from heat, for about 5-6 minutes per side.

If desired, spread buns with mayonnaise-type dressing and top burgers with avacado slices. Serve immediately.

Author's Comments

Per serving (with avacado slices and reduced-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing): 346 calories, 13 grams fat, 62 milligrams cholesterol.

It's necessary to highly season turkey because the meat itself tastes rather mild. Yet, once ground turkey is cooked up, it's delicious. To do a taste test on the mixture, make a little patty the size of a silver dollar and pan-fry it in a nonstick skillet. This way you can adjust your seasonings to taste. A mayonnaise-type dressing and avacado make perfect toppings.

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2 Recipe Reviews


Trent reviewed Turkey Bayou Burgers on August 27, 2001

Good stuff!!


Sue reviewed Turkey Bayou Burgers on May 2, 2004

Fabulous recipe. After sitting for a while as leftovers even better. The flavours are then permeated throughout. YUM!