Homemade Turkey Burger Patties

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


I’m showing you how to make my Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel Spiced Turkey Burger recipe. These are simple turkey burger patties that sing with earthy warm spices.


  • 1 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. whole fennel seeds
  • 1 and 1/3 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Measure the cumin, coriander, and fennel into a small dry frying pan. Set it over low heat and cook for 5-7 minutes or until very fragrant, stirring occasionally.
  2. Transfer the spices to a mortar. Grind them with a pestle until the pieces have the size and texture of coarsely ground black pepper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, and egg. Do not over mix. Divide mixture into 4 patties of equal size.
  4. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the turkey burger patties and cook until the underside is very brown, about 4 minutes.
  5. Flip them over and cook until the second side for 4 minutes. Flip them back and cook for another 2 minutes. Cut into one patty. If it is still pink in the center, flip and cook for 2 more minutes. If not, transfer to a plate and serve.