Turkey burgers

Turkey burgers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Turkey burgers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 01:00

  • Serves: 5
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Turkish/Middle Eastern


  • 500g minced turkey meat
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Bunch of mint, chopped
  • Bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Good pinch cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Few tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • Few tbsp relish


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees/gas 6. Mix all the ingredients together, season well and shape into small patties – about 7cm across and 3cm thick. Place in fridge to chill. Before cooking, drizzle them with olive oil and place them on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes until they are starting to brown, turning them over once, about 20 minutes in, to brown both sides. These are lovely served with a yoghurt/relish combo. I used a courgette relish I’d received as a gift, but you could just as easily use tomato relish.