Turkey burgers


1 small onion

250g lean turkey mince

1 x 5ml spoon dried mixed herbs

1 x 5ml spoon Worcestershire sauce

Ground black pepper


To serve:

2 wholemeal rolls, bagels or pitta bread

1 tomato

Lettuce leaves or mixed salad

Pickled gherkin (optional)


Chopping board, vegetable knife, mixing bowl, mixing spoon, weighing scales, measuring spoons, grill pan, pastry brush, bread knife.


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  2. Place the mince, onion, mixed herbs and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Season with black pepper.
  3. Mix the mince mixture together.
  4. Preheat the grill at medium.
  5. Divide the mince mixture into 4 and shape into burgers. Thoroughly wash and dry your hands after touching the raw meat.
  6. Place burgers on a grill tray and grill for 5-6 minutes each side. Check that the burgers are thoroughly cooked and there are no pink juices.
  7. While the burgers are cooking, shred the lettuce and slice the tomato.
  8. When the burgers are cooked, assemble each burger.


Top tips:

  • Experiment using different herbs and spices to flavour the burgers.
  • Use extra salad ingredients – they all count towards your 5 A Day.
  • Try using pork, lamb or beef mince.
  • Add grated/chopped vegetables to the burger, such as carrot, courgette or mushroom.


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