Turkey Burgers with a Hint of Lime
It’s starting to really warm up around here, and spring is in the air… or maybe summer since last week it was hovering around the 25 degree mark all week. I love the sun shining down, the kids outside playing all day… even just going outside and getting fresh air on our front porch is better than nothing. One of the first things I dive into and put all over our weekly menus in the spring & summer are burgers. I love burgers. I love cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chicken burgers, buffalo burgers, damon burgers tuna burgers… you name it, I love it. So I thought why not mix it up a little for dinner and introduce one of our new favourites, The Turkey Burger with a hint of lime.
This simple recipe can be made in advance or the day of. You can buy stocks in ground turkey, make these patties and freeze them oh so easily! Note: when you freeze them, make sure to add wax paper in between them to prevent sticking when it’s time to take ‘em out again! My whole family ate these up, and Clint even had two! They are filling, and since they are turkey a little on the lighter side (of calories… not taste my friend!).
Without further ado, I give you easy weeknight Turkey Burgers with a Hint of Lime.
- 1 lb ground or minced turkey (you can always substitute chicken if you can’t find ground turkey)
- 1 egg
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp thyme
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice of ½ a lime
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Olive Oil Spray
- 4 Buns (I used President’s Choice Multigrain Thins)
Note: Since it ended up raining out (classic!!) I made these inside on the stove top with a frying pan. You can easily BBQ these, but make sure you oil your grill REALLY WELL. From lots of painful experiences, these burgers will stick and break and then… you’re out of a burger.
1. Whisk your egg, garlic, thyme, lime zest, lime juice salt & pepper in a medium sized bowl. Add turkey and mix well until everything is well combined.
2. Separate your turkey mixture into 4 quarters. Take each quarter and form into a patty about ¾-1 inch thick.
3. Spray your pan with a little olive oil as it heats up to medium heat.
4. The trick to these is to let them cook “slowly”. I don’t mean that this will take 2 hours… but since you’re cooking them on the stove top, you don’t want a high heat to burn or crisp up the outsides, and leave the inside raw… you want to place each patty in your pan and give it about 8-10 minutes on the first side ensuring everything is cooking from the inside out. Flip and continue cooking until the insides are no longer pink.
5. Once you’re done, add ’em to your bun with your favourite toppings. For this occasion, I decided to make a Roasted Tomato Relish (seen on top of the burgers… and the recipe is coming shortly), along with some chopped lettuce and a slice of jalapeño havarti cheese. It was the perfect ‘bite’ to compliment the sweet relish and zip of the lime juice & zest.
And there you have it! Easy & delicious. As I mentioned before you will probably see plenty of burger or burger-inspired recipes here since they are in my mind a summer staple. I love how easy they can be with simple flavours, or dressed up with extra special ingredients… actually, as I’m writing this I’m already thinking of my next burger adventure… can’t wait! And also as mentioned before, the Roasted Tomato Relish recipe is com ing next, so make sure you come back and check it out! This relish isn’t just for burgers, but it’s a GREAT place to start!
I hope everyone is having a great week, and thank you for coming back, stopping by and seeing what I’m cooking in my kitchen!
Chat soon! Cheers, xo
I love burgers too–anyway I can get them. Love the addition of lime.
Look delicious! Will definitely try this! 🙂
We love to make burgers in warm weather too! I am actually glad you used thyme instead of cumin–it seems like everyone feels to add cumin with lime and do the same thing over and over. Your recipe sounds deliciously different! Thanks for sharing. ~s
I love burgers too and am so glad it’s outdoor grilling time again, these turkey burgers sound delicious, I love the addition of the lime!
Thanks, I think it added a little extra something, but didn’t take over the flavour of the burger. They were some of the best burgers I have ever had, and i’m not just saying that because I made them! lol
This turkey burger recipe looks delish! :Perfect time of the year to try this out! )
Turkey burgers are one of my main go to’s. I eat them for lunch with a lettuce bun so I can enjoy fancy dinners 🙂
Love the use of thyme in the burgers…and the fact they can be made the day before! They sound great!
I don’t eat turkey but this surely looks tempting. 🙂
This sounds like a great healthy option for a weeknight meal. Add a side salad and you are good to go!
You have taken care of the one complaint I hear about turkey burgers. Bland. These are anything but; I’ll have to give them a try!
The burgers look delicious, and that relish made my mouth water. Yum!!
Yum! I bet my husband and kids will love this!
This looks and sounds delicious. I’ll have to make this for myself soon!
We always go out for turkey burgers but this recipe got me wanting to make some at home. This is delicious looking and I love the addition of lime.
I had to pinned this 🙂
This sounds delicious! I have a similar recipe for salmon burgers. The lime just adds so much flavor! I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow!
Love that you added lime. It adds such a nice zest of freshness….yum!
I hope you enjoy!!
This looks yummm….!!!!! Adding lime will make it extra delicious.