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Jerky turkey burgers with papaya salsa

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
600g minced turkey
1 garlic clove, minced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
2.5cm ginger root, grated
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Juice of 1 lime
4 burger buns, split
4 lettuce leaves
1) For the Burgers: Combine the turkey, garlic, spring onions, ginger, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form mixture into 4 large patties no more than 2.5cm thick. Drizzle the patties with a touch of oil.

2) Preheat a large nonstick frying pan to medium high heat. Place patties in the hot pan and cook for 6 minutes on each side.

3) Meanwhile make the Papaya salsa: Combine the papaya, red pepper, red onion, serrano or jalapeno, coriander and orange juice in a bowl. Season with salt to taste.

3) Squeeze the lime juice over the patties before removing them from the heat. Serve in buns topped with lettuce leaves and salsa.

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