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Turkey & cheese open burgers with mint salsa

Turkey & cheese open burgers with mint salsa

These burgers are perfect if you're looking for a classic beef burger alternative that is family friendly and delicious. They're easily adaptable and perfect as leftovers too!

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 300g Essential British Turkey Breast Mince
  • 1 Essential Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ½ Essential Green Pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 3 jalapeño pepper slices from a jar, drained and chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint
  • 1 tsp Essential Clear Honey
  • 2 Essential 30 reduced sliced Cheese
  • 1 Essential Soft White Roll, halved


  1. Put the turkey mince in a bowl with two-thirds of the onion, the oregano, plenty of black pepper and a little salt. Mix well and divide in half. Roll each half into a ball, then flatten into a patty about 10cm across. Combine the remaining onion in a bowl with the green pepper, jalapeño pepper, mint, honey and 1 tsp cold water.

  2. Preheat the grill to high. Line a shallow baking tin with foil. Place the burgers in the tin and grill for about 8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned with no pink meat and the juices run clear. Place a slice of cheese on top of each. Add the bun to the tin, cut sides face up, and return to the grill for another 1-2 minutes until the cheese starts to melt and the bun is heated through.

  3. Place a bun half on each plate and top with the burgers. Pile the mint salsa on top and serve with a tomato or leaf salad.

Cook’s tip

Swap turkey mince for pork, beef or lamb mince if you like – but bear in mind the fat content will be higher than lean turkey. The pepper salad in this recipe would also be delicious with fish or chicken breast – so try making a larger batch and keep it covered in the fridge for the next day. You could also stir fry it if you fancy something hot.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,806kJ/ 428kcals



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