turkey burgers with apple cabbage slaw

Turkey Burgers with Apple Cabbage Slaw

  • Author: ari | well seasoned
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • Category: Sandwiches
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Up your game day fare with these turkey feta burgers with kale and apple cabbage slaw! Totally satisfying and completely irresisitble.



For the burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup lacinato kale, (stems removed and roughly chopped)
  • ⅓ cup feta, (crumbled)
  • 2 scallions, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, (minced)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the apple cabbage slaw

  • 1 cup green cabbage, (shredded)
  • 1 medium apple, (peeled, cored, and cut into matchsticks)
  • 1 stalk celery, (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dill, (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mint, (chopped)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Optional toppings

  • parmesan peppercorn sauce, (store bought)


To make the burgers

  1. Combine all burger ingredients in a medium bowl, then gently mix. Form into 4 burgers. Set aside

To make the apple cabbage slaw

  1. Combine all slaw ingredients in a large bowl, then toss to thoroughly coat. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or vinegar as desired. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. When ready to eat, heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, then coat with cooking spray. When hot, add burgers and cook for about ~5 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  3. To assemble burgers, place any sauce or additional condiments you want on the bottom bun (highly recommend something creamy like a parmesan peppercorn sauce!), then add the burger. Top with about ¼+ cup of slaw, the top bun, and serve immediately.


Nutrition facts calculated to include turkey burger, apple cabbage slaw, and whole wheat bun. Toppings not included.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 458
  • Sugar: 11.6g
  • Sodium: 1710mg
  • Fat: 20.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.4g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 39.9g
  • Cholesterol: 127mg

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