Recipe courtesy of Grill-a-Burger

Buddha Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 30 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
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1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey

1 tablespoon curry powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 

1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 

3 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated ginger 

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 

1/2 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for serving 

1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper, plus 8 slices for serving

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

4 sesame seed buns, halved

Sweet Chile Mayo, for spreading, recipe follows

1/4 head napa cabbage, shredded 

1 tomato, cut into 4 slices

Handful bean sprouts

Sweet Chile Mayo:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons sweet chile sauce

Splash of lemon juice


  1. In the following order, add to a large bowl the turkey, curry powder, cumin, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, garlic, cilantro, red pepper, green onion, 1/3 teaspoon salt and some black pepper. Mix thoroughly by hand. Remove from the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat a grill to between 350 and 375 degrees F.
  3. Portion the turkey mixture into four 6-ounce burger patties. Grill until cooked through. Lightly toast the sesame seed buns on a flat-top grill. Spread the top and bottom buns with Sweet Chile Mayo. On the bottom buns, layer the cabbage, tomatoes and turkey burgers. Then top with bean sprouts, 2 red pepper slices, a few sprigs of cilantro and the top buns.

Sweet Chile Mayo:

Yield: 8 servings
  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, sweet chile sauce, and lemon juice to taste in a small bowl until well blended. Refrigerate in a sealed jar for up to 1 week.

Cook’s Note

The 2 Hours of Inactive Prep time is to chill the burger mix