Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

4 servings


25 minutes

total time


For the burgers:

1 pound 94% lean ground turkey

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 jalapeño, finely diced (seeds included or leave out seeds if you don't like spicy food)

¼ cup finely chopped cilantro

1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon yellow curry powder

½ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

2 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, to sweeten

1/2 teaspoon yellow curry powder

½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1-2 tablespoons warm water, to thin sauce as necessary

For the slaw:

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup shredded red cabbage (or green works)

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Freshly ground salt and pepper

To serve:

4 4 whole grain or gluten free seedy hamburger buns


Make the slaw while the chicken is cooking: In a medium bowl combine carrots, cabbage, cilantro, green onion, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, maple syrup, and salt and pepper. Place in the fridge to marinate while you make and cook the burgers.

In a large bowl, add the lean ground turkey, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, coconut sugar, turmeric, cumin, yellow curry powder, salt and pepper. Mix together with clean hands and form 4 large patties, about 1/3 inch thick. Sprinkle patties with a little more salt and pepper.

Preheat grill to medium high heat or about 400 degrees. Lightly oil grill grate.

Place burgers on the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until completely cooked and no longer pink. A meat thermometer should reach 165 degrees F.

While the burgers are cooking you can make the curry sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, yellow curry powder, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Add a little water to thin, about a teaspoon at a time, if necessary.

Place each patty on a bun, then drizzle with a little sauce and top with the slaw and remaining bun. Enjoy. Makes 4 burgers.


Serving Size

1 burger with curry sauc


216 kcal

Total Fat

12.2 g

Saturated Fat

3.1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat






Total Carbohydrate

4 g

Dietary Fiber

1.2 g

Total Sugars

0.6 g


23.7 g

4 servings


25 minutes

total time
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