Turkey Burgers with Thai Peanut Sauce

I’m a pretty good eater.  And what I mean by that is I will pretty much eat anything.  There isn’t really any food that I absolutely will not eat. Except eggplant. Tried it. Hated it. Count me out.

But turkey burgers? You bet.

A juicy turkey burger topped with a spicy Thai peanut sauce and cilantro and served on naan bread.

Hi ground turkey! I like you because you’re healthy and lean (and everything I try to be), but I don’t like your lack of flavor and general blandness.  I much prefer your big brother ground beef. Where’s he? Let’s invite him to this party!

A Lodge cast iron is my favorite way to cook turkey burgers when I can't grill - you get a perfect char.

Most turkey burgers are pretty boring.  And if I see them on a menu, they better be topped with an avocado, a lot of cheese, and sandwiched between a pretzel bun or I will definitely opt for that red meat option. In fact, I always opt for the red meat option – specifically the Goatsnake from Kuma’s Too. The Goatsnake is so good that I don’t even make normal burgers at home anymore – nothing I make can ever compare to the Goatsnake.

A view from above of a juicy turkey burger cooked on the stove in a Lodge cast iron skillet.

Instead I make turkey burgers at home. But not normal, bland turkey burgers… these burgers have carrots, green onions, and cilantro added to the meat. And they are served on naan after being smothered with a spicy Thai peanut sauce. Trust me, it’s the only way.

A spicy Thai peanut sauce is my go-to topped for turkey burgers on naan bread.

Let’s talk about this Thai peanut sauce. It’s divine and that’s really all you need to know.

But if you want more, the flavor is crazy good and is a perfect mix of peanut butter, soy sauce, a little garlic, and red pepper flakes for kick! There’s a few other ingredients too, but those ones are key. Again, trust me.

I also love using it as a dipping sauce for baked sweet fries and on top of grilled chicken!

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Turkey Burgers with Thai Peanut Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 burgers 1x

Description

Deliciously juicy turkey burgers served on naan bread topped with Thai peanut sauce!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces of naan bread, torn in half

For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

For the Thai peanut sauce:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, carrots, green onions, and cilantro. Mix to combine.
  4. Form the meat into three equally sized patties.
  5. Place patties onto hot skillet and cook on both sides until the turkey is cooked throughout, remove and set aside.
  6. Add naan bread to skillet to warm on both sides before serving.
  7. Serve each burger on the warmed naan, top with a big spoonful of Thai peanut sauce and more cilantro!

Notes

You will have leftover sauce. Don’t throw it out – it is perfect on top of grilled chicken!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger

a big bite taken out of a juicy turkey burger with thai peanut sauce on naan bread

Take a bite outta that!

 

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