Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

It’s no wonder I haven’t taken the plunge and gotten an Ohio license or Ohio plates yet. Yes, I realize I’ve been breaking the law for oh….the past 10 1/2 months, but if they wouldn’t make the process so painstakingly torturous, I would play by the rules.

But sometimes, breaking the rules is way more fun (though not in the case of licenses and car plates, sadly for me). For example, if I actually told Mr. Prevention that these burgers not only contained carrots but PEANUT BUTTER, he’d have never given them a fair shot. And by my calculations, he ate 3 of these in one sitting. It certainly would’ve been his loss.

Because sometimes, it’s important to leave out tidbits of information when people ask you questions such as, “What’s in these burgers?”

“Ohhh just turkey and some spices!”, I replied.

{{snicker, snicker}}

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Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers slightly adapted from A Good Appetite and Cara’s Cravings

Burgers:
1.2 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
2 medium carrot, shredded
2 large scallion, minced
1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
8 mini burger buns
8 leafs of lettuce

Cilantro-Chili Mayo:
1/4 cup light mayonnaise, preferably olive-oil based
handful of cilantro, finely minced
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
water, to thin, if desired

Directions:

Combine the burger ingredients, turkey through ginger, in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into 8 patties, about 3 ounces each. Cook large patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, until cooked through.

Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, and chili garlic sauce.

Serve the burgers on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and lettuce leaves. Yield: 8 small burgers with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cilantro chili mayo each.

Nutrition Information (per prepared burger): 257 calories; 12.4 g. fat; 63 mg. cholesterol; 371 mg. sodium; 22 g. carbohydrate; 2 g. fiber; 19.9 g. protein

Result: These were really good! Cara’s recipe called for cooking the burgers on the stove top, but I opted for the grill in this hot summer weather 😀 These were really flavorful and that chili-garlic sauce is SPICY! I really like it! But caution to those with sensitive palates: add slowly! These were quick and easy with a really fun, Thai twist! The veggies, sesame oil, and peanut butter help to keep these burgers moist and packed with healthy fats. Enjoy!

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Thanks for all the kudos on my duathlon. I’m almost down from cloud 9, though there’s still “359” graffitied down my arm to remember the feat that was Sunday. And my legs very happily accepted a rest day both yesterday…and today.

After taking my written drivers test this morning (and Lord loving getting my Ohio driver’s license) and working at the clinic, it’ll be off to give a teaching demo to 10 fabulous women in the comforts of someone’s home. I’ve always wanted to pretend like I was on the Food Network…today’s my lucky day 😀 We’re making Salmon Baked in a Foil Parcel with Green Beans and Pesto – no clean-up, 15-minute meal (tops!), and beyond healthy & delicious! I sure hope the ladies agree! 😀

Question: What condiments go on your burgers?

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16 Comments

  1. June 14, 2011 / 7:19 am

    These sound AWESOME!! It’s funny though, if I told Nick there was peanut butter in these, he would be MORE likely to eat them. He is so addicted to PB. But the other day I added asparagus to his smoothie, and you better believe I didn’t even come close to telling him about that, muahaha. He actually said it tasted better than normal 🙂

    I’m actually looking for a recipe to make next Monday, and this sounds perfect. I might use this recipe but do it with Laura’s Lean ground beef instead of turkey.

  2. June 14, 2011 / 10:09 am

    Cheese, tomato, pickle, mustard and sometimes other randoms like an egg, red pepper, muschrooms, avocado.

  3. June 14, 2011 / 10:30 am

    These sound great, I’m definitely going to have to try them!

  4. June 14, 2011 / 11:11 am

    Are you kidding me? you need to take the written test? that is crazy. I mean I guess laws vary from state to state..but still.

    OH MY GOSH…those burgers sound GREAT! and look fantastic! I would need to hide the pb part from my hubby too…or he would snub his nose at it.

    Don’t we ALL secretly pretend to be on the Food Network? LOL Enjoy!!

  5. June 14, 2011 / 11:21 am

    I love the sound of these burgers. That sauce sounds delicious! Yum!
    Hope the written test goes well. I couldn’t imagine taking that again after soo many years.

  6. June 14, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    First of all! Crazy uber belated congrats on the duathlon! You are my hero.

    Second of all…crazy uber belated congrats on these burgers! Anything thai peanut sounds dreamy to me.

  7. June 14, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    OMG – as I write down “Nicole’s Thai burgers on next weeks menu!” Love the flavor combination and I think cilantro – I think the only thing I would add was some lime zest in the burger mixture. Can’t wait!

    And you know that you had me at “spicy!”

  8. June 14, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Another recipe that shows how pb goes great with anything 😉 Love the thai burger idea. Looks delicious! 😀

  9. June 14, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Peanut butter in the burgers? BRILLIANT!!!!! Have a good day Nicole! (you are such a busy woman!)

  10. June 14, 2011 / 10:44 pm

    Mmm, these sound fabulous, I love the idea of the PB in them!

  11. June 19, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    So glad you liked these and I totally support lying, or just “sharing selectively” at times 🙂

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