Cilantro Turkey Burgers

There’s a fine line between toasted and charred

By Katherine

Greg is not a big fan of turkey burgers, so when he came home one night after a long workday and I told him what was for dinner his face fell. This is exactly the reaction I wanted and I didn’t have a smart reply, well not one I can print. The point is not that we occasionally fight like any other married couple over what goes on the dinner table. The point is: I was right. My turkey burgers rocked. That calls for a big old: Nanny nanny boo boo.

Top with Mexican slaw and serve with margaritas or Mexican beer.

Cilantro Turkey Burgers

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems and all
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • salt/pepper
  • olive oil

In a blender or food processor, puree salsa, cilantro and onion. Drizzle in just enough olive oil to get the mixer to blend, if necessary. Mix cilantro mix with ground meat, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to incorporate evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Form four patties and grill over medium to high heat until done, about 15 minutes.

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27 Responses to Cilantro Turkey Burgers

  1. sallybr says:

    Face falling…. here it happens when I bring kale or Brussels sprouts, or beets to play… I only pick really AMAZING recipes for those, but hubby and beets just don’t mix well…

    Love the turkey burger, cilantro definitely a great touch!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    The flavours in your turkey burger rock (except for the cilantro … yuck!) and I could definitely see subbing chicken, which I use in my usual non-beef burgers, in this recipe.

    http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/96171.html

  3. rutheh says:

    Not big on turkey burgers either(the texture) although yours look inviting but I love the nanny nanny boo boo phrase in your post.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    Though not necessarily a fan of ground turkey, that salsa could make anything palatable.

  5. I would have thought “not really” but yours sound delicious.

  6. peasepudding says:

    I can see those turkey burgers really rocked, coriander and salsa! You can beat that.

  7. As Samuel L.Jackson so memorably said in “Pulp Fiction” – “That looks a tasty burger”:)

  8. I chuckled when I read this as I sometimes get that face falling expression from Big Man when I tell him what we´re having. Isn´t it great when they´re smiling when they taste it?!

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    There is everything to LOVE about this burger! Coriander and salsa are a match made in heaven.

  10. zestybeandog says:

    Love it! Looks like a fab turkey burger! 🙂 I made some ground turkey taco salad last night for dinner. Usually my ground turkey turns into a burger, next time I’ll try this version!

  11. I can see why some folks don’t like ground turkey, but it’s all in how you prepare it and these burgers look terrific. I’ve had a turkey burger with cilantro in it before and it’s amazing how well those two flavors go together. The face falling look line…classic!

  12. windykitchen says:

    YUM! I love cilantro in anything, these look great!

  13. Now::::this looks messy but yummy. Just my kind of food ;)!

  14. ambrosiana says:

    Never thought of adding cilantro to a burger! Good idea!

  15. Caroline says:

    Gimme gimme gimme! Love the simplicity of this recipe. and it looks delicious…as does that toasted bun!

  16. ‘Fraid I’d have the same reaction as Greg…but I remain teachable!

  17. petit4chocolatier says:

    Yum!!

  18. i’m really liking the idea of cilantro in a turkey burger, looks great!!

  19. The addition of cilantro to your burger mix must make for a very unique flavor. Good idea and oh, so simple and tasty.

  20. egg me on says:

    Haha. I really hope you gave Greg a big Nanny Nanny Boo Boo right in the face, because these look awesome.

  21. That is my kind of turkey burger….I love cilantro!

  22. Kristy says:

    Now this sounds like a turkey burger I would enjoy – and enjoy all the more if it came with a nanny nanny boo boo. 😉

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  24. Erica says:

    I love turkey burgers. I made these yesterday and used red onion, cilantro, pepper and garlic and added jalapeño. Topped it with guacamole with more jalapeños in it and a grilled pineapple slice. SO GOOD

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  27. Oh how I have missed this blog. And I can’t believe Greg doesn’t like Turkey Burgers. I’ve been craving one since last week. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. I also wanted to let you know that I featured you and this recipe in my latest post 🙂

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