Spicy Turkey-Bulgur Burgers

Spicy Turkey-bulgur Burgers Recipe

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Michele Copley


Recipe for these burgers are in the book, The Spelt Cookbook by Helga Hughes. She wrote; By mixing spelt bulgur with ground turkey breast, and spicy mustard, you'll quickly create a spicy burger that's low on fat and high on taste and nutrition!

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10 Min
10 Min


1/2 c
spelt bulgur
1/2 c
boiling water
1 1/2 c
ground turkey breast
1/4 c
1/4 c plus 2 tbsp egg substitute (or 1 egg)
yellow or red onion minced for mix
1 1/2 tsp
dried marjoram
1/2 tsp
sea salt or to taste
1/4 tsp
freshly grd white pepper
1 Tbsp
spicy mustard (or bbq or thousand island)
spelt buns (recipe on my home)
1/2 c
lowfat mayonaise, expellor pressed oil and cage free eggs)
lettuce leafs or choice of greens or sprouts
slices of onions if you please
sliced tomato as an option
1/2 c
pickle relish or pickle slices

How to Make Spicy Turkey-Bulgur Burgers


  • 1Place the bulgur in a 2-quart heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water, and set the mixture aside for 5 minutes.
  • 2Add turkey, egg or substitute, onion, marjoram, salt, pepper, and mustard to the bulgur mixture and mix well.
  • 3Using floured hands, form the mixture into 8 patties as thin as possible for a flatter size meat. Coat a ceramic skillet with organic olive oil and/or spray, and cook the patties over medium heat for 7 minutes on each side, or until browned and crisp. Transfer the patties to a cookie sheet to drain, works well, or a plate, because the oil makes the burger taste better, no need to drain on paper towels.
  • 4Cut each spelt bun in half. Spread the bottom half of each bun with condiments of your choice. Follow with a patty burger, and remaining vegetables. Serve!

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About Spicy Turkey-Bulgur Burgers

Course/Dish: Turkey, Burgers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy