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Kimchi Turkey Burgers

October 23, 2013

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I was browsing Eating Well magazine the other night when I came across this kimchi turkey burger recipe. My husband requires meat at every meal and I’m not a huge meat-eater so new creative (and easy!) recipes are always welcome. This one was such a breeze and it felt very different from my usual coconut crusted chicken.

I’d love to hear what your go-to burger toppings are when you want to spice things up!


  1. 1 lb organic ground turkey
  2. 3 scallions, sliced
  3. 8 tablespoons chile paste, divided
  4. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  5. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  6. 4 small whole-wheat hamburger buns
  7. 12 slices cucumber
  8. 1 cup kimchi (I used a medium spicy variety)

Directions:- Combine turkey, scallions, 5 teaspoons chile paste and sesame oil in a medium bowl- Gently knead together with your hands.- Form into 4-6 burgers depending on what size you prefer- Grill if you can but if you don’t have a grill, heat 1 tblspn of olive oil in a pan and sautee the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through- Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and the remaining 3 teaspoons chile paste in a small bowl.- Assemble the burgers on toasted buns with 2 teaspoons of the mayonnaise mixture, 3 slices cucumber and 1/4 cup kimchi each.

Julia Dzafic is the founder of Lemon Stripes, a fashion blog and online boutique where she writes about her adventures in style, healthy cooking, and life as a married young woman in New York City. You can connect with Julia on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.