Asian Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo

by Kelli H. on May 1, 2014

It seems like I sure eat a lot of turkey burgers on here, huh? I mean, maybe I do eat more turkey burgers than most people. Since I’m such a huge turkey burger fanatic, I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try. I had this recipe pinned on Pinterest for so freaking long and I finally got around to making it. I’m so glad I did too because it’s packed with tons of flavor. I loved the fresh ginger in it to give it a nice spicy fresh taste and of course, anything with garlic makes me happy. I also really enjoyed the spicy mayo sauce which is a pretty important aspect of these turkey burgs.

I did have to modify one aspect of the spicy mayo sauce and that was I had to use a lemon in place of a lime *gasp*. Seriously though, what’s up with these ridiculous lime prices?! I paid 79 cents for 1 dried up old lime that got me about 1/4 teaspoon juice so I said, “screw it! I’m waiting until my mom and dad’s lime tree blooms”. Until then it’s all lemons here on on out. It really didn’t matter much because the sauce was still wonderful.

I made these on Monday and some how a glass of chardonnay got in this picture. I guess that’s what happens when your brother brings you over a bottle of La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. I’m not complaining, but I generally try not to drink any alcohol Monday-Thursday, but since Jason gave me this bottle on Easter, I’ve drank the whole thing by myself. Just a glass here and there…That was the last glass in the bottle so back to being good for me! I really did enjoy that chardonnay. It was slightly fruity with a bit of a buttery taste to it which is usually how I like my chard’s to be. It was the perfect chardonnay for a sunny 75 degree day.

Anyway, as I always say, make these burgs. They are fast to throw together and cook up in less than 15 minutes on the barbie. You can’t really beat that. They are perfect for the upcoming warm weather season! Enjoy!

Asian Turkey Burges
Barely adapted from How Sweet It Is

1.25 pounds ground turkey
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced or grated
1/2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame seed oil
1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
oil, for coating
your favorite burger toppings

1. Preheat grill pan or barbecue to medium high heat.

2. In a large bowl; combine all ingredients except buns. Shape mixture into either 4 or 5 patties depending on the size you prefer. Coat burgers with oil before grilling. Grill for 6-7 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and let rest for a couple minutes. Place patty on a bun with your favorite toppings and top with spicy lime mayo.

Spicy Lime Mayo 

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
juice of 1/2 lime
zest of 1/2 a lime

1. In a small bowl; combine all ingredients.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tara Condell May 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Limes are so expensive now! A lot of restaurants are cutting out their lime margaritas until prices goes down. That was the first time the drought has had a direct impact on me.


Made in Sonoma May 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Margaritas without limes sounds horrific! I hope my mom’s tree actually grows some soon!

Reply May 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

OOO I love turkey burgers 🙂 I think the spicy mayo would be a delicious addition. Our grill isn’t working right now but I can’t wait to get it fixed and ready for some summer grilling.


Made in Sonoma May 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

You better get it fixed soon, girl! I loveeee bbq’ing from spring-fall. So many less dishes to clean. haha


Cathleen May 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I can’t believe I have never made a turkey burger before! This looks divine!


Made in Sonoma May 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Oh my gosh, you need to get on that!


Natalie May 5, 2014 at 4:07 am

Love new twists on turkey burgers and I’ve been wanting to try an Asian version for a while – this sounds great!


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