Move over beef! Every bite of these Hoisin Turkey Burgers is packed with mouth-watering Asian-inspired flavors.
Why you will love this
Asian turkey burgers offer all of the juicy satisfaction of beef burgers without all of the fat and calories. This flavor combination is a delicious hit in our house.
- Ground turkey is the perfect canvas for all of the bold flavors in these burgers. Ground chicken or pork are great options as well.
- Sauces and seasonings - These Asian-inspired ingredients pack so much flavor - along with plenty of moisture to keep the burgers tender and juicy.
I love mayonnaise on a burger. Spicing up mayo with the flavors of soy, ginger, and garlic creates the perfect spread.
See the recipe card for complete instructions and ingredient amounts.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and spices. Use a fork or spatula to gently mix until combined, being careful not to overwork the meat.
- Divide the mixture into 4 even portions and shape into burgers. Chill the burgers for 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat with 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
- Add the burgers to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes until brown. Flip. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- While the burgers are cooking, mix together the mayonnaise.
- Build the burgers with the mayo and your favorite fixings. I love using pea shoots and shaved cucumbers and carrots.
Storing and reheating
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave until warmed through.
Ground turkey is very tender and more delicate than ground beef. To keep the burgers intact, chill them for 15-20 minutes before cooking and use a non-stick skillet.
I prefer burgers without fillers like breadcrumbs. These Asian turkey burgers hold together without eggs or breadcrumbs - just follow the tips above.
Yes, however I recommend using a grill mat which will prevent the burgers from sticking and falling through the grates.
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Asian Turkey Burgers
- 1¼ pounds ground turkey
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- ½ teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
- 1-2 teaspoons oil (for cooking)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chopped scallions (or chives)
- red pepper flakes (to taste)
Buns and toppings
- 4 Brioche buns
- pea shoots
- shaved cucumber
- shaved carrots
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and Chinese 5 spice powder.
- Using a fork or spatula, gently mix the turkey and seasonings until just combined. Form into 4 patties. Chill for 15-20 minutes.
- Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat with 1-2 teaspoons of oil. Add the burgers and cook for 5-6 minutes until golden brown. Flip. Cover and cook for another 5-6 minutes until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, vinegar, scallions, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
- To build the burgers, layer pea shoots on the bottom bun. Place a burger on the pea shoots, top with the mayo and shaved cucumbers and carrots. Add the top bun and serve.
- Chilling the burgers helps them to stay intact when cooking.
- To grill, cook the burgers on a grill mat which will prevent the burgers from sticking and falling through the grates.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending upon the exact amounts and specific ingredients used.
This post was originally published in September 2018 and has been updated.