Turkey Chimichurri Burgers

3 minutes
August 22, 2022
Carole Jones

If you are looking for some good comedy during  your supper tonight, may I suggest serving these burgers to anyone under the age of 8.  Tonight at dinner, we had quite a show watching Elisabeth (4) and Luke (8) attempt to shove these huge burgers into their tiny little mouths.  I, on the other hand, was blessed with a big (and loud) mouth and blissfully enjoyed every bite!

Turkey Chimichurri Burgers
I am a big fan of all types of chimichurri with meat so I had to try this recipe when I saw it.  The original recipe calls for ground chicken but our store only had turkey when I went shopping.  I also wanted to try throwing them on the grill instead of smoking up my house, but of course, it was pouring rain at 6:00 pm tonight.
Turkey Chimichurri Burgers
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Turkey Chimichurri Burgers

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A delicious take on a turkey burger that will keep you coming back for more! It’s that chimichurri sauce 🙂



4 stems fresh oregano, stripped of leaves

5 sprigs fresh sage leaves, stripped

6 stems fresh thyme leaves, stripped

1 generous handful fresh Italian parsley

2 garlic cloves

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

zest of 1 lemon

3 Tb red wine vinegar

1/3 C extra virgin olive oil


1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or chicken

salt and fresh ground pepper

2 C chopped Napa cabbage

1 large ripe tomato, sliced

4 crusty rolls

dill pickles

spicy brown mustard


1.  Prepare the chimichurri:  Pile herbs together, finely chop and place in medium bowl.  Finely chop the garlic and add to the herbs.  Add the red onions and lemon zest.  Add red wine vinegar and olive oil.  Mix until combined.
2.  Heat large skillet over medium high heat.  Place ground meat in another bowl and add half of the chimichurri sauce, salt and pepper.  Combine well with your hands and form into four equal patties.  Cook in hot skillet about 6 minutes on each side.
3.  Pour the remaining chimichurri over the napa cabbage, toss and season with salt and pepper.  Season the sliced tomatoes with salt.
4.  Assemble the burgers topped with pickles, tomatoes and piles of cabbage.  Slather the top bun with the mustard.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1/4th
  • Calories: 634
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 1854mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 87g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

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