Cumin & Cilantro Turkey burgers

by thecurrytheory

This is my all-time family favorite burger! This burger incorporates so much taste to a simple turkey burger by adding some homemade seasoning and spice. My kids favorite so I can safely say it’s a kid-proof recipe. You have to try it at home with a side of homemade french fries alongside.

Cumin & Cilantro Turkey burgers

Serves: 6
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 pack of minced turkey meat
  • 1/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of roasted cumin powder or any regular cumin powder will work
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped onions
  • a dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil for your hands
  • PAM or any other basting oil for the grill
  • Fixings for the burger:
  • New York sharp cheddar slices
  • Slices of tomato, onion & lettuce
  • 1 pack of hamburger buns
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Hot sauce


  1. In a bowl, mix the Kosher turkey meat with salt, pepper, ginger, garlic and cilantro paste, seasoned bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, onions, cilantro, and cumin powder. Set aside.


2. In a grill pan, sprinkle some oil so the burgers don't stick. Massage your hands with few drops of olive oil as well and start by shaping a handful of minced turkey mixture and roll them in medium-sized patties.

3. Once the pan looks sizzling hot, drop 3 patties at a time and make sure you don't flip the burgers right away.
Give it about 3 mins to cook on one side before turning them on the other side.


4. Let cook about another 3-4 mins on the other side. Use the thermometer to see if it reached the 160-165F temp.


Tip: Do not overcook the burgers more than 7-8 minutes total, as they will start loosing too many juices and hardened the overall texture. We want a juicy burger but not undercooked either, that's the trick.


5. Once cooked, take them out of the grill pan on a toasted burger bun, assemble the overly delicious, simple, and easy to make burger the way you like it.

Enjoy! Try it and please do leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Have a great upcoming weekend.

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