Budget-Friendly Asian Turkey Burgers

Looking for a way to spice up your burgers? Then this recipe is just for you! Sauces used in this recipe like oyster sauce, Thai chili garlic and Sriracha can be found in the ethnic food aisle at the grocery.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 burger

  • Calories 170
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Protein 20g
  • Fat 9.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Sodium 165mg
  • Potassium 325 mg

This Recipe Serves 6


20 ounces lean ground turkey (93% fat free)
2 scallions (white and green part), minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (if you cannot find oyster sauce, sub 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce)
1 teaspoon Thai chili garlic paste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup non-fat, plain yogurt
1 teaspoon Sriracha
12 leaves bibb lettuce
18 slices cucumber


  1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, scallions, garlic, oyster sauce, chili garlic paste, sesame oil, grated ginger, lime juice, salt (optional), and pepper. Form into 6 patties and refrigerate until ready to grill, at least 15 minutes.
  3. Grill burgers for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature of the burger is 165 degrees F.
  4. To assemble the burgers, combine the yogurt and Siracha in a small bowl.  Layer each burger between two leaves of lettuce with a scant 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture and 3 cucumber slices.

Cost: $9.92 for entire recipe

Photo: Budget-Friendly Asian Turkey Burgers. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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