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Healthy Turkey Burgers



Serves: 4


450g Turkey Escalopes

1 Small onion, peeled

1 teaspoon dried Thyme

2 Tablespoons Tomato Ketchup

Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

1 Egg, beaten

75g fresh Breadcrumbs

2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds

Vegetable Oil for shallow frying



  1. Chop the turkey finely and put them in a bowl.
  2. Chop the onion finely and add that, with the thyme and tomato ketchup to the chopped turkey.
  3. Season with the salt and black pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Form the mixture into 4 large burgers in your hands.
  5. Spread the flour on a plate and turn each burger in the flour, then dip them in the egg.
  6. Mix the breadcrumbs with the sesame seeds, place the mix in a shallow dish and coat the burgers with the breadcrumb mix. Set aside in a cool place.
  7. Heat about 1.5cm of vegetable oil in a frying pan over low heat.
  8. Add the coated turkey burgers and fry them for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are brown and crispy on the outside and cooked in the middle.

Tip: This is a low-fat alternative to beef burgers. To make sure you keep the dish as healthy as possible, use oil that is high in polyunsaturates.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

2 responses »

  1. These turkey burgers look great!!! Love the sesame seeds here. I can’t wait to try your version! Thank you for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!! 🙂


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