Miso Turkey Burger

It’s regularly over 90 degrees, so it’s officially grilling time! As the heat of summer kicks in we mostly cook on the grill. Now that we have an outdoor wok, I’m sure we’ll use that even more.

I love burgers, but hate cooking them. I’m always afraid of overcooking the meat. I’ve made a deal with Hubs: if I put the burgers together, he’ll grill them. It works out pretty well. These burgers came out super moist. The miso sauce, along with the mango and cucumber, added sweetness but not too much. I’ll definitely make these again. I’m sure my mom would love to try them as well.

Adapted from Burgers
By Paul Gayler

Miso Turkey Burger

Miso Turkey Burger


½ Tbs miso paste
2 Tbs maple syrup
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbs olive oil
¼ c finely chopped onion
1 Tbs finely chopped fresh ginger
1 ¼ lbs. ground turkey
1 Tbs miso paste
2 green onions, white and light green part finely sliced
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
5 hamburger buns
Bibb lettuce leaves
Mango cucumber salsa (recipe follows)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the glaze.
  2. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and ginger until
  3. softened, about 5 minutes. Place onion and ginger in a medium bowl. Add the ground
  4. turkey, miso paste, green onion, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Combine well and shape
  5. into 5 patties. Pat them so they are about ½-inch thick (burgers will shrink a little during cooking.) Cook in a skillet or on the grill until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  6. To assemble burgers, split hamburger buns. Stack lettuce, burger, glaze, and salsa on the bottom bun.


Mango Cucumber Salsa


1 mango, stone removed and thinly sliced
½ cucumber, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbs lime juice
Pinch Salt
¼ tsp dried chili flakes


  1. Place ingredients in a bowl and carefully toss until well combined.

Place ingredients in a bowl and carefully toss until well combined.

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Sweet Comments:

  1. Yum! I think that I would love these… I love that sweet/salty bite. They look incredible too!

  2. funny that you worry about overcooking burgers, my hubs is a grill master except when it comes to burgs. He always overcooks them! These look and sound delicious.

  3. Oh that burger looks awesome! Definitely gonna have to give it a go – it’s so unique =)

  4. Simply awesome looking Turkey Burger. Yum and tempting!

  5. Awesome! Love the maple-miso glaze.

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