Herby Turkey Burgers that are so tasty you won’t believe they healthy! Don’t panic – these burgers may be low in calories but they are definitely not lacking in flavour.
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring
Healthy food doesn’t just mean salads. I made these Herby Turkey Burgers as a healthier version of my Ultimate Bacon Cheese Burgers. I didn’t realise just how healthy they would be until they were made. If I told you these burgers without the bun were less than 300 calories would you believe me?
Turkey can be a little bit bland which is why I think you need to pack it with flavour. Herbs and garlic go really well with turkey and help bring out its flavour. I have used fresh herbs in this recipe, but if you don’t have any just substitute them with a teaspoon of the equivalent in dried herbs.
Which turkey mince is best to use?
When buying turkey mince you have the option of breast or thigh meat. Turkey breast meat usually has 2% fat and is therefore the leanest, healthiest option. Turkey thigh mince has more fat, usually 7%. The thigh mince does add more flavour and help to keep the Herby Turkey Burgers moist, but if you do use the breast meat they will still be delicious.
How to serve these Herby Turkey Burgers
These burgers are delicious whether you cook them in the oven or on the barbecue. If you are choosing to serve them in a bun, I would recommend toasting the cut side of the bun. However you don’t need to serve them in a bun to enjoy them. They would be really lovely with a salad or some cous cous for a light dinner.
You can freeze these burgers when they are uncooked and defrost them in the fridge overnight.
Herby Turkey Burgers
Herby Turkey Burgers that are so tasty you won't believe they healthy! Don't panic - these burgers may be low in calories but they are definitely not lacking in flavour.
- 450 g turkey mince
- 70 g cream crackers 8 crackers, broken up
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic chopped
- ½ tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
- ½ tbsp fresh thyme
- ½ tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp sea salt
- pinch black pepper
- Spray oil
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (fan assisted, 200°C non fan)
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly - I find the best way to do this is with your hands
Divide the mix into four equal balls and shape them into burger patties
Spray a baking tray with oil and place the burgers on it. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning half way; until they are browned and crisp on each side
If you are going to serve the burger in a roll, just before the burgers are ready to come out of the oven, toast the buns on a warm griddle
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.