Turkey, Pineapple and Spinach Burgers

    30 minutes

    If you're having a barbecue for Christmas you have to try these turkey burgers which have a little Chinese five spice in the mix. Delicious with Gouda cheese and barbecued pineapple.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon white onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 450g turkey mince
    • 4 slices Gouda cheese
    • 4 hamburger rolls, halved
    • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
    • 4 pineapple rings

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Whisk together the bread crumbs, egg white, onion, soy sauce, minced ginger, five-spice powder, ground ginger and pepper in a large bowl. Mix in turkey until just combined. Shape turkey mixture into four patties.
    2. Preheat the barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
    3. Cook until the patties are no longer pink in the centre, about 5 minutes per side for well done. Place a slice of Gouda cheese on each patty; continue cooking until cheese has melted, about 1 minute. While the turkey patties are cooking, place the pineapple rings on the barbecue until softened, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
    4. Assemble the burgers by placing a turkey patty on half of an hamburger roll and topping with the pineapple. Divide the spinach leaves evenly among the burgers then top with the other half of the roll.

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    These burgers are amazing. I omitted the fresh ginger (since I didn't have any) and added a little extra ground ginger. They're so delicious. My husband and daughter are extremely picky and they asked me to make these again.  -  19 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were AWESOME!! The only change I made was to use a little extra 5-Spice Powder, and these were so amazingly fantastic that my husband immediately asked when we would be having them again. I'm not normally a fan of turkey burgers, and even I was wolfing mine down! I cooked these on my George Foreman grill for 6 minutes, which was perfect, and served them on home-made onion buns with goat's milk gouda. My only complaint was that I couldn't really taste the pineapple (probably due to using canned instead of fresh). Next time, I will likely omit it and replace is with a dollop of a tangy barbeque sauce we like. Really fantastic recipe!!! ******Okay, it's now "next time!" This time, I added a little more 5-spice powder, replaced the gouda with smoked mozzarella (it's what I had) and made sure to use fresh pineapple instead of canned, and oh WOW, what a difference! The hubby and I agreed immediately that the fresh pineapple takes this to a whole another level.  -  08 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were absolutely delicious!!! I omitted the ground ginger and must used more fresh and I forgot to put the fresh spinach leaves on it - but the end result was incredible served with garlic mayo. I should note that I used ground chicken instead of ground turkey - we will definitely make these again! EDIT - I made these again and used ground turkey - the end result was still very good. This is easily my favorite turkey burger recipe!  -  09 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)