Asian Turkey Burgers


  • 4 medium button mushrooms, stems removed and quartered
  • 1 tsp rice wine or sherry
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, more if you like it very spicy
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut in eighths
  • 2 scallions, quartered
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 4 tbs dried bread crumbs
These spicy burgers explode with Asian flavors.

  • In a bowl of a food processor, add the mushrooms, ginger, carrot and scallions. Run processor until the mixture is minced.
  • In a bowl add the rice wine or sherry, sesame oil, sauce, black pepper, and white pepper. Mix well.
  • In a large bowl add the turkey, minced vegetables, egg, bread crumbs and the soy sauce mixture.
  • Using your hands, gently combine well.
  • Form the mixture into 4 quarter pound patties.
  • You may cook the patties over hot charcoal, baked or saute in a hot pan
  • Cook until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve on sesame seed buns, with crispy lettuce.

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