Burger Night With A Difference


‘Technically not a burger’ my eldest son exclaims. Of course it’s a little different from having in a burger in a bun but this lighter version certainly is enjoyable with less of a carb overload.

The turkey mince was a yummy change from the usual, so juicy and tender and what was brilliant about it is I put some hidden zucchini in them the kids didn’t even notice. They weren’t buying the lettuce buns though and stuck it in-between two pieces of bread but hey I’m glad they ate them and the hidden veggies too hehe.Win Win for all!


Bunless Turkey Burgers

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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500g lean free range turkey mince (organic if possible)

1 grated zucchini

1/2 small brown onion grated

2 cloves crushed garlic

Handful of parsley finely chopped

Salt and Pepper

Iceberg lettuce leaves

1 tomato sliced

1/2 spanish onion sliced

1/2 small sweet potato sliced


  1. In a large bowl add mince, zucchini, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper and mix with your hands will all combined
  2. Roll handful of mixture into round balls should make 6 burger patties, set aside
  3. Prepare lettuce, tomato, onion, and sweet potato
  4. Heat a grill or bbq with a little oil, I like to use rice bran oil for frying and cook sweet potato slices around 4 minutes on each side set aside
  5. Cook patties for 4-5 mins pressing softly down on each patty then flip and cook for further 4-5 minutes
  6. Place patty on top of lettuce leaf, add tomato, onion, sweet potato,  I like to add the lime and coriander mayo from my Fish Tacos recipe.


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