Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Turkey mini burgers

If  you want to treat dad on Father's day with flavorful burgers, here is the recipe for you. Serving these mini-burgers will definitely put you in the limelight for a lifetime. No one can eat just one of these gems.

Yields: 8

1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 -3 teaspoons minced fresh green chilies such as jalapeños or serrano
¼ cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoon choppedcilantro leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s curry powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon lime juice

2 tablespoons sour cream
7 ounces Trader Joe’s mini hamburger buns
2 small tomatoes, sliced
4 ounces salad greens

Preheat grill to medium high. Alternately, you can cook these burgers on a grill pan.

In a medium bowl combine turkey, bread crumbs, ginger, garlic, green chilies, onion, cilantro, salt, curry powder, egg, oil and lime juice. Divide mixture into 8 portions. Using your wet fingers, make each portion into 2 inch burgers. 

Place burgers on the grill and cook until just done, about 3 minutes per side.

Mix cilantro chutney with sour cream. Meanwhile toast hamburgers buns. Spread 2 teaspoons of chutney mixture onto cut sides of the of buns. Build these burgers by placing the salad greens on top of the bottom half of the bun, followed by the cooked turkey patties, cilantro chutney and tomato slices. cover with the other half of the bun and serve. Serve extra chutney on the side.

*This recipe is adopted from my new book Trader Joe's Simply Indian. If you like to purchase a copy you can get it here.

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  1. I think everything looks and tastes better in mini size servings! These little burgers look delicious and so cute .. Not too cute that I wouldn't eat them though!

  2. These burgers look so amazing! I just pinned and I will try them. My husband loves sliders! I found you on Wow Us Wednesday and I am a new follower via GFC. I would like to invite you to stop by and check out my blog some time.


  3. These sound delicious...I love turkey burgers and im always looking for good recipes. Come link up to centerpiece Wed. And share this post on my blog http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/dr-suess-party-and-centerpiece-wednesday.html

  4. I shop at TJ's and I love the sauce you made for these burgers. Pinning this.

  5. I absolutely love this recipe, of course I love the curry powder,ginger, jalapeno and cilantro sauce. I am bookmarking this recipe.
    I would love it if you would share this recipe on our BBQ Block Party-Linky Party

    Hope to see you there

  6. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe on the BBQ Block Party! We love the recipe and the combination of turkey burger with the Cilantro Chutney. Hope you stop by next week and share another great recipe!

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