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My wife and i have made these burgers at least a dozen time and they are THE BEST!!! Just the way the slaw goes with the spiciness of the burgers is delicious. We have recently added a jalapeno pepper to the cole slaw for a little extra kick….we like it spicy. Other than that we haven’t changed a thing. Fantastic!!
I have been making these for two years…Every time, people ask for the recipe. I use a burger press for the patty, and I must say, it makes one delicious burger!
Finally got around to trying these and they surpassed my expectations and especially my husband’s. Like others, I had my doubts about the coleslaw ingredients but it was very good. Thanks for a new recipe to add to the do-over pile.
Oh yeah! These were so good! I cut down the basil in the coleslaw to 6 big leaves vs. 10. Just perfect. A few dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce was just perfect for the burgers. Kudos Elise!
I made your recipe for the spicy turkey burger. It was so good, the only thing that kind off caught me off flavor wise was the basil, but the chives and the scallions are yummy. I just recently gave up pork and red meat, so I was looking for a good turkey burger recipe when I happened ono your website. Thank you, I will be trying more of your turkey recipes.
I have made these 3 times in the last 2 weeks. I cannot get over how delicious they are. I was a little skeptical about the coleslaw and the basil in both, but WOW. The heat and the herb flavors blend beautifully.
We used the burger recipe to make meatball subs. Thank you for this recipe! We cooked the meatballs in jarred spaghetti sauce and put them into rolls. Topped it off with sauteed peppers and onions and provolone under the broiler for a minute. This yielded an incredibly unforgettable eating experience. Multo Bene!
Do you think the turkey burgers can be frozen raw to be grilled at a later date? Curious how fresh basil and such hold up to the cold.
No idea, but if you try it, please let us know how it turns out. ~Elise
We’ve shut down our grill for the season, and so I was wondering if you could tell me how long to cook the turkey burger (both sides) when cooking in a frying pan.
About the same amount of time. Depends on how hot your pan is and how thick the turkey burgers. Just make sure they are cooked all the way through. Like chicken, you don’t want rare turkey. ~Elise
We had these again tonight. Both the burgers and the slaw are so tasty and delicious. We cut the mayo in the coleslaw in half – but other than that, no changes. Thanks for this recipe. Prior to this, our turkery burgers were boring.
These are THE best. My 15 year old son asks if we can have these Turkey Burgers for dinner. He likes to make up a double batch and make them when he’s hungry. Excellent, Easy recipe!!
I made these burgers for a labor day weekend party and they were a hit! Love the spiciness and the coleslaw. Will definitely make them again. My slaw came out a little too “basil-y” so I will cut that back next time. Otherwise they were delicious!
My husband and I made these for dinner the other night and they were delicious. Used all white meat ground turkey (I’m not fond of dark meat taste) and chipolte sauce. Also dried bread crumbs instead of fresh. We used sweet pickle relish and no tomato. They were amazing. We ate two and put two in the freezer which we’ll have soon. The coleslaw was great too – we’ll make that on its own again. Keep the great recipes coming – we are hooked on your blog!
This looks great. I just recently came across your site and I really enjoy it. I actually sometimes even add shredded zucchini to my turkey burgers, especially when my mother brings up a week’s worth of produce from her garden. The key is to squeeze as much moisture out of the zucchini before adding it to the turkey. This is an easy way to sneak additional veggies into a meal. I think it would also work well with a turkey meatloaf too.
We just tried these tonight. Loved the flavor combinations. Used reduced-fat (not light) mayo (Hellmann’s or Best) along with turkey breast (1% fat), minced scallion and no arugula (mine was well-past its prime!). Didn’t even use pickles or tomatoes. These were very moist and had a great texture. I’ve never tried mayo with the ground turkey before, and it’s been years since I used fresh bread crumbs, but I’m glad I did. They were a big hit. Thanks for the great recipe and for your beautiful blog.
We made this recipe exactly as written (using all white meat) and LOVED it. Even my picky, steak-loving husband loved it who originally turned his nose up when I said I was going to try a turkey burger recipe! We are trying to eat a bit more healthy and that’s why i picked the turkey burger, although there is a fair amount of mayo in this recipe. I figure fat in moderation is okay and pretty much necessary if the food is going to taste good!