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Thai Turkey Satay Burgers

Turkey burgers are notoriously difficult because they contain very little fat. This turkey burger is delicious because it's moist and full of that delicious combination of Thai flavors found in satay and Thai curries!


1. 1.5 lbs. ground turkey
2. 1 egg
3. 1 sm. onion diced finely
4. 2 Tbs sweet chili sauce
5. 1 cup raw fine rice noodles
6. 1 Tbs lime juice
7. 2 Tbs peanut butter
8. 1 Tbs fish sauce
9. 4 Tbs coconut milk
10. 3 Tbs dark soy sauce
11. 1 Tbs chopped cilantro oil for grill Peanut Sauce
5 Tbs peanut butter (same as ingredient #7 above)
1 Tbs dark soy sauce (same as ingredient #10 above)
3 Tbs coconut milk (same as #9)
1 Tbs fish sauce (same as #8)
12. 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Bun fixings 1
3.6 pita pockets
14. iceberg lettuce
15. mint leaves
16. bean sprouts
lime juice (same as #6)
cilantro leaves (same as #11)


Burger Patties 1. Dice onion finely 2. Break up rice noodles into small pieces no more than 1 in. long 3. Mix burger ingredients in a large bowl (ingredients 1-11) Just mix until ingredients are combined; do not overmix 4. Let mixture stand 30 minutes in order to let noodles soften. 5. Divide mixture into 6 equal parts and form into patties. (Note: patties will be very soft and gooey. Don't worry!) 6. Heat grill to 500 degrees then turn to lowest setting on all burners. (I use a Vermont Castings gas grill) 7. Oil grill well and place burgers on grill. 8. Close lid and grill for 6 minutes on one side, then carefully flip with a well-oiled spatula. 9. Cook on the other side till internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 10. Remove burgers from grill and let stand 5 minutes. Peanut Sauce 11. While burgers are resting, in a grill-proof skillet, whisk together peanut sauce ingredients on grill. 12. Cut pita bread in half and place on grill for 1 minute. Remove. Assembly 13. Place cooked burger, peanut sauce, 3 mint leaves and 3 cilantro leaves, and a lettuce leaf inside pita pocket. Top with bean sprouts and a squirt of lime juice. Serve.


The biggest challenge was trying to find an ingredient that went with the Thai theme which could bind the ingredients together. I finally settled on rice noodles and it seems to work well. This recipe is delicious and tastes just like chicken satay with peanut sauce! Yum!