Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

Move over, Greek-Flavored Turkey Burgers. There may be a new favorite in our household! While Cooking Light’s recipe has been a long-time favorite of ours, but I knew from the very first bite that tonight’s Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers were just as worthy of the top spot. It’s no surprise we loved these, since all-things-peanut generally rate high with us. This reminded us of Thai Chicken Pizza, since it also combines the peanut flavor with carrots, cilantro, and chili, only this is a bit easier to prepare and you get to enjoy it on a bun. Genius.

I found the recipe over at A Good Appetite, and made a few minor changes – basically just amounts of ground turkey, peanut butter, and ginger. I was a bit surprised that there was no cilantro in the recipe, since I always think of it as a natural compliment to the other flavors. So I made a chili-cilantro mayo to top the burgers. We enjoyed this with 5-spice roasted butternut squash fries. I have a good feeling we’ll be eating these again soon since we always seem to have the ingredients around, and because they are just so delicious!

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers
Slightly Adapted from A Good Appetite

8oz ground turkey
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 large scallion, minced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp light mayonnaise
handful of cilantro, finely minced
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

hamburger buns of your choice
mixed greens

Combine burger ingredients a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into two patties. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Serve on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and greens.

Nutritional Info, Burgers Only (does not include hamburger bun or cilantro-chili mayo)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 276.1
Total Fat: 16.7 g
Cholesterol: 80.0 mg
Sodium: 212.1 mg
Total Carbs: 7.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 26.1 g

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47 Responses to “Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers”

  1. 1

    Cookie — April 6, 2009 @ 10:42 pm Reply

    How creative! That cilantro mayo sounds like the perfect topping! Yum…those fries look amazing too!

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    Ms. Green — April 7, 2009 @ 3:42 am Reply

    Looks great! I’ll definitely try these at some point this summer! Perfect for preparing in bulk and freezing, so we can just grab two and toss on the grill when we’re too lazy to cook. :)

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    Danielle — April 9, 2009 @ 4:11 pm Reply

    Cara, I too have been bad with my blogging and reading of blogs so don’t feel badly ha ha–thanks for the congrats too! And i must say that I will CERTAINLY be trying this fantastic sounding dinner…I love Thai flavors and in a burger?! Seriously??!!! YUM!!!!! :D

  4. 4

    Kevin — April 10, 2009 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Thai peanut turkey burgers are so good!

  5. 5

    Lisa — April 19, 2009 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    I made these with great success! They were lovely :) My husband liked them too and they have been added to our recipe binder so I can make them again- the test of a good recipe, when you want to make them again! Thanks!

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    Aggie — April 21, 2009 @ 10:44 pm Reply

    Oh these sound great! I love creating new turkey burgers…this one I will have to try! Yum!

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    Stacey — May 6, 2009 @ 3:04 pm Reply

    I made these last night – so good! My husband and I loved them! I love your blog. Such good recipes. Thanks!

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    Natalie — May 13, 2009 @ 4:44 am Reply

    I made these a little while ago and we loved them, too! Your blog is great – you’ve given us some fantastic keepers :) (Like those to-die-for pumpkin swirl brownies… *drool*) Thanks!

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    michelle — May 19, 2010 @ 6:11 pm Reply

    Made these last night and they were delicious! I am gluten free so we used lettuce instead of buns and still did the cilantro/chili/mayo SO yummy!!

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    Amy — July 18, 2010 @ 12:08 am Reply

    We made these tonight and they were delicious! I added a little bit of diced red bell pepper to the burgers to add a little color. We didn't have any mayo so I used greek yogurt for the base of the sauce and it turned out pretty good. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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    Cara — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the burgers :)

  12. 12

    miss meat and potatoes — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE peanut butter/Thai type flavors and in a burger well – yes please! Going to make this one soon!!

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    Cara — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Hi Sarah, To be honest, I'm not sure. I've made these burgers many times and have probably been through several brands of (natural) peanut butter. I currently have Trader Joe's brand in the fridge, but I have no idea if it has salt in it or not. Either one would be fine, and you can always omit extra salt from the recipe if you choose. Hope you like them!

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    Sarah — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    Out of curiosity, what kind of natural PB did you use? We have two kinds, one with sea salt and the other with no salt. Which would you recommend?

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    Kathleen Gardner Pietrovito — March 27, 2011 @ 3:07 am Reply

    These are one of my favorite meals of all-time! They are so flavorful!

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    Natalie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    I made these a little while ago and we loved them, too! Your blog is great – you've given us some fantastic keepers :) (Like those to-die-for pumpkin swirl brownies… *drool*) Thanks!

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    Aggie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Oh these sound great! I love creating new turkey burgers…this one I will have to try! Yum!

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    Lisa — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    I made these with great success! They were lovely :) My husband liked them too and they have been added to our recipe binder so I can make them again- the test of a good recipe, when you want to make them again! Thanks!

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    michelle — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Made these last night and they were delicious! I am gluten free so we used lettuce instead of buns and still did the cilantro/chili/mayo SO yummy!!

  20. 20

    Stacey — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    I made these last night – so good! My husband and I loved them! I love your blog. Such good recipes. Thanks!

  21. 21

    Danielle — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Cara, I too have been bad with my blogging and reading of blogs so don't feel badly ha ha–thanks for the congrats too! And i must say that I will CERTAINLY be trying this fantastic sounding dinner…I love Thai flavors and in a burger?! Seriously??!!! YUM!!!!! :D

  22. 22

    Ms. Green — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Looks great! I'll definitely try these at some point this summer! Perfect for preparing in bulk and freezing, so we can just grab two and toss on the grill when we're too lazy to cook. :)

  23. 23

    Cookie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    How creative! That cilantro mayo sounds like the perfect topping! Yum…those fries look amazing too!

  24. 24

    Kathleen Gardner Pietrovito — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    These are one of my favorite meals of all-time! They are so flavorful!

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    Sarah — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Out of curiosity, what kind of natural PB did you use? We have two kinds, one with sea salt and the other with no salt. Which would you recommend?

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    Sarah — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Out of curiosity, what kind of natural PB did you use? We have two kinds, one with sea salt and the other with no salt. Which would you recommend?

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Hi Sarah, To be honest, I'm not sure. I've made these burgers many times and have probably been through several brands of (natural) peanut butter. I currently have Trader Joe's brand in the fridge, but I have no idea if it has salt in it or not. Either one would be fine, and you can always omit extra salt from the recipe if you choose. Hope you like them!

  28. 28

    miss meat and potatoes — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE peanut butter/Thai type flavors and in a burger well – yes please! Going to make this one soon!!

  29. 29

    Amy — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    We made these tonight and they were delicious! I added a little bit of diced red bell pepper to the burgers to add a little color. We didn't have any mayo so I used greek yogurt for the base of the sauce and it turned out pretty good. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Thai peanut turkey burgers are so good!

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    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the burgers :)

  32. 32

    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the burgers :)

  33. 33

    Kathleen Gardner Pietrovito — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    These are one of my favorite meals of all-time! They are so flavorful!

  34. 34

    miss meat and potatoes — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE peanut butter/Thai type flavors and in a burger well – yes please! Going to make this one soon!!

  35. 35

    Stacey — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I made these last night – so good! My husband and I loved them! I love your blog. Such good recipes. Thanks!

  36. 36

    Kevin — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Thai peanut turkey burgers are so good!

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    Ms. Green — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Looks great! I'll definitely try these at some point this summer! Perfect for preparing in bulk and freezing, so we can just grab two and toss on the grill when we're too lazy to cook. :)

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    Katy Avery — March 31, 2011 @ 3:11 pm Reply

    oh man…made these for my boyfriend and I the other night. DEFINITELY a keeper. I swear…every single one of your recipes have been a hit for us. You are also such an inspiration. I've dealt with the weight loss thing for years and am actually about to start my masters in human nutrition. Thanks for all you do! :-) looking forward to the next winning recipe!

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    Cara — March 31, 2011 @ 3:27 pm Reply

    Good for you on making a career out of it! I wish I was doing something health/fitness related as my real job.

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    Cara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Good for you on making a career out of it! I wish I was doing something health/fitness related as my real job.

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    Ms. Green — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Looks great! I'll definitely try these at some point this summer! Perfect for preparing in bulk and freezing, so we can just grab two and toss on the grill when we're too lazy to cook. :)

  42. 42

    miss meat and potatoes — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE peanut butter/Thai type flavors and in a burger well – yes please! Going to make this one soon!!

  43. 43

    Katy Avery — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    oh man…made these for my boyfriend and I the other night. DEFINITELY a keeper. I swear…every single one of your recipes have been a hit for us. You are also such an inspiration. I've dealt with the weight loss thing for years and am actually about to start my masters in human nutrition. Thanks for all you do! :-) looking forward to the next winning recipe!

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    Kathleen Gardner Pietrovito — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    These are one of my favorite meals of all-time! They are so flavorful!

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    Cara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the burgers :)

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    Micha @ blissful bites — May 21, 2012 @ 9:13 pm Reply

    Made these tonight – AMAZING! great new take on our usual plain turkey burgers. You always come up with creative flavor combinations – thanks for the recipe!!

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      Cara — May 21, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

      Glad you liked them! These are one of our favorites :)

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