Jerk Turkey Burgers

Jerk Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Isabelle Boucher (Crumb)
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


These fiery hot burgers deliver all the deliciousness of Jamaican jerk chicken, but with a fraction of the effort. Serve with a big dollop of banana ketchup and sweet potato fries for an island-inspired twist on the usual burger and fries dinner.



  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 23 tbsp Jamaican-style jerk paste
  • 1/4 cup quick-cook oatmeal
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Pinch salt and lots of black pepper


  • Banana ketchup
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Avocado slices


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using hands, mix together until the seasonings are evenly distributed, then divide into four equal parts and shape into 3/4″ thick patties.
  2. Preheat a lightly oiled grill on High heat. Arrange the patties on the grill, and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side or no longer pink in the middle. (For those of you with a meat thermometer, you should be aiming for an internal temperature of 165F.)
  3. Serve immediately on toasted buns with toppings of your choice.