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February 16, 2015 / mintcustard

Lemon and garlic infused turkey burgers.

Lemon and garlic turkey butgers with home made bun!

Lemon and garlic turkey burgers with home made bun!

Half term gives me a chance to experiment a little more often. During term time I often rely on riffs on a familiar theme to ring the changes of an evening. Tonight however was a completely new recipe.

My husband is gearing up to run the London Marathon again this year and as such diet is important. Lean, protein rich meals on some days and carbohydrate rich ones on others. These lemon and garlic infused turkey burgers are wonderfully lean (4% fat)  and with careful cooking are not in the slightest bit dry. Turkey thigh mince is also very economical, so is another #FrugalFebruary meal.

Turkey can be a little bland but equally it soaks up any flavours you add to it like a sponge. Add in your own flavours too.

Lemon and garlic infused turkey burgers. (makes 4)

400g turkey mince

zest of a lemon

1 garlic clove minced finely or grated



a pinch or two of paprika

How to …..

  • Place the turkey mince into a non metallic bowl. Add in the other ingredients and combine well, use your hands if you can.
  • Divide into four pattys, lay on a plate, cover in cling film and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the mince firms up.
  • Heat a pan to medium heat, add a tiny amount or oil. Lightly dust the pattys with flour and place them gently into the pan. Cook them for 20 minutes over a gentle heat, turning regularly. When cooked through the juices will run clear.
  • Serve in a bun with plenty of crisp and crunchy salad.

I made the buns too but you don’t have to! As turkey takes upso many flavours these could be made in sage and onion varieties, chillified or however you wish.


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  1. An Embarrassment of Freedom / Feb 16 2015 9:20 pm

    Nice to have a bit of variety….ground chicken is good with chopped apple/,sage in a pattie too.

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