Tikka Masala Turkey Burgers

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced

Kosher salt

1/2 cup frozen peas

1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup tikka masala sauce

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 sesame hamburger buns, toasted

1/3 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch; season with salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes, adding the peas in the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain the potatoes and peas; reserve the saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the red onion, vinegar, 2 tablespoons water and a big pinch of salt in a bowl; set aside. Mix the turkey with 1/4 cup tikka masala sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Shape into four 1/4-inch-thick patties. Put on the prepared baking sheet; spread with the remaining 1/4 cup tikka masala sauce. Broil until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Melt the butter in the reserved saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, then add the potatoes and peas. Cook, stirring, until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/3 cup cilantro; season with salt.
  4. Drain the red onion. Serve the burgers on the buns with the mayonnaise and red onion. Serve with the potatoes and peas.