Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

These were yummy and unique.  I really enjoy Thai flavors, I think mostly because I love incorporating peanuts or peanut butter into everything I can.

You may notice that these burgers look a little teeny in their buns.  The original recipe called for 8 semi-small burgers, but since it’s hard to find buns other then sliders or regular size, I altered the recipe  to be 6 instead of 8 semi-small ones.  If you follow the recipe below, yours will better fit your buns ;)

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgersadapted from Prevention RD

Makes: 6 Burgers

Burgers:
1 lb 97% lean ground turkey
2 medium carrot, shredded
2 large scallion, minced
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
6 whole wheat burger buns
6 small handfuls mixed greens

Garlic-Parsley Mayo:
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp sweet chili sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Combine the burger ingredients, turkey through ginger, in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.  Spray a large non-stick skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and heat  over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into 6 patties.  Cook burgers for about 5-6 minutes per side, until cooked through
  2. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the garlic-parsley mayo in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Toast the buns if desired and serve the burgers on buns with dollop (about 1.5 tsp) of garlic mayo and small handful of mixed greens.

Nutrition Facts (per burger): 230 calories, 12g fat (1.5g saturated), 22g carbohydrate, 24g protein

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