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Asian Turkey Burger with Apple Slaw

I wanted to make turkey burgers a lot more fun. On a whim, I added hoisin sauce, gingerroot and garlic. Now we eat them about once a week. —Ashley Gayle, Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • SLAW:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium apples, julienned
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce


  • In a large bowl, mix green onions, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook burgers until a thermometer reads 165°, 7-9 minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile, for slaw, in a large bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Add apples and green onions; toss to coat.
  • To assemble, spread bun bottoms with hoisin sauce. Top with burgers and slaw; replace tops.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a freezer container; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger with 1 cup apple slaw: 526 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1024mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein.
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  • Paige-Markie
    Nov 17, 2020

    These are delicious! This recipe was also quick and easy to make and made great leftovers for lunch. The apple slaw really makes the burger. The turkey burger was moist and flavorful, perfectly seasoned to compliment the apple slaw. . I will be making these often. Thank you for an excellent recipe!

  • Summy
    Apr 13, 2019

    Delicious! I put mayo on my burger, instead of the extra hoison. Just now I was eating the leftovers and realized that these would be amazing as appetizer meatballs. Just roll and bake on a rack at 350 until done. Then serve hoison or even some sweet and sour sauce for dipping. I think I doubled the garlic, because I love it. Oh...and I'll bet this mixture, browned and crumbled in a pan, would make a fantastic filling for fried won tons, too. Mmmm....

  • Natalie
    Dec 14, 2017

    I've made this twice now and really really liked it both times. This is by far the most flavorful and juicy turkey burger recipe I've ever tried.

  • dmsj860
    Aug 2, 2015

    My husband just loves this.It's a regular in our house now.