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Tamarind Glazed Turkey Burgers

Tamarind Glazed Turkey Burgers

5 min
25 min


For the Burgers:

2 pounds ground turkey 

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

Zest of 1 lemon 

1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 

1/4 cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced into small pieces 

Salt and pepper

For the Glaze:

3 tablespoons tamarind paste 

3 tablespoons honey 

2 tablespoons lime juice 

2 teaspoons canola oil 

2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and grated 


To make the glaze: Mix together all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook slowly until glaze has thickened and become syrupy, like maple syrup. Remove from heat and set aside. 

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Mix together the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, scallions and red bell pepper. Season mixture with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape each portion into a burger patty. Place burgers on hot grill, cooking for 4-5 minutes per side. Brush each burger with 1 tablespoon of tamarind glaze. Continue to grill burgers until cooked all the way through to 165°F. Remove from grill and serve immediately.