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Coconut Turkey Burger

Embrace the warm fragrant spices of India during your next burger feast! Simple ingredients like coconut, mango chutney and raita add an interesting twist to burgers that family and friends will love!

 1 lb (450 g) ground Ontario turkey
 ¼ cup (60 mL) unsweetened desiccated coconut
 2 tbsp (30 mL) unseasoned breadcrumbs
 1 tbsp (15 mL) garam masala
 ½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
 4 whole grain hamburger buns* split in half
 ½ cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
 ½ English cucumber, peeled and coarsely grated
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish
 ½ tsp (2 mL) cumin
 ½ red onion, sliced
 ¼ cup (60 mL) mango chutney
 3 tbsp (45 mL) toasted large flaked coconut

Preheat a lightly oiled BBQ to medium-high heat. In a bowl, gently combine turkey, coconut, breadcrumbs, garam masala, and salt and pepper. Using dampened hands, shape the turkey mixture into 4 – ¾-inch thick patties. Use your knuckles to make a shallow depression in the center of each patty.


Grill the patties for 7 minutes per side until cooked through. If desired, toast the buns during the final minute of cooking. Meanwhile, assemble the raita. In bowl, add yogurt, cucumber, mint, cilantro and cumin; season with salt and whisk to combine.


To assemble, spread the bottom half of each bun with raita, top with a turkey burger. On each patty arrange sliced onion, mango chutney, toasted coconut and cilantro. Top with remaining bun half.