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)
  • 1
    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)
  • 8
    spelt buns (recipe on my home)
  • 1/2 c
    lowfat mayonaise, expellor pressed oil and cage free eggs)
  • 8
    lettuce leafs or choice of greens or sprouts
  • 8
    slices of onions if you please
  • 8
    sliced tomato as an option
  • 1/2 c
    pickle relish or pickle slices

How to Make Spicy Turkey-Bulgur Burgers


  1. Place the bulgur in a 2-quart heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water, and set the mixture aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Add turkey, egg or substitute, onion, marjoram, salt, pepper, and mustard to the bulgur mixture and mix well.
  3. Using 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.
  4. Cut 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

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