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Umami Turkey Burger with Basil and Tomato

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Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10m
Cook Time: 10m

The secret ingredient that makes these burgers so good is fish sauce.


  • 2 lbs. Ground Turkey
  • 1 ½ T finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 × fresh cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 × oil for brushing patties and buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 6 thin whole wheat Hamburger Buns
  • 1 × Favored Condiments


In a medium bowl gently combine turkey, basil, fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper. Form into 6 patties. Heat grill or pan over medium high heat. Brush insides of buns and both sides of patties with oil (if grilling, brush grill grates as well). Cook each side for approx. 4 minutes or until cooked through Open buns and place inside face down on grill or pan and cook until lightly browned (usually cooks within a minute). Assemble with tomato, red onion and toppings of choice. Serve and eat immediately.

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