Southeast Asian Style Turkey Burgers with Pickled Cucumbers

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For pickled cucumbers:
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger, optional
  • 1 English cucumber
  • For burgers:
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 slices firm white sandwich bread
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 4 light hamburger buns
Directions
  • In a bowl stir together vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. If using ginger, chop. Slice enough cucumber crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices to measure 1 1/2 cups and add to vinegar with ginger, tossing well. Marinate mixture at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.

  • Prepare grill.

  • Mince garlic. Into a blender tear bread slices and grind into fine crumbs. In a bowl with your hands mix garlic with bread crumbs and remaining burger ingredients until just combined (do not overmix) and form into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties. Season burgers with salt and pepper and grill on a lightly oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals about 5 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through. Transfer burgers to buns and top with drained cucumbers.


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