Photo of Banh Mi-Style Turkey Burger by WW

Banh Mi-Style Turkey Burger

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Here's a taste of Vietnam in an American favorite. You'll love the fact that these burgers come together in less than half an hour and feature lean ground turkey instead of beef and English muffins instead of buns to help reduce the calories. Feel free to serve the burgers with grilled corn and peppers alongside for a marvelous meal. The slaw that tops these burgers is a little bit basic. It features slaw mix, sliced cucumbers, fresh lime juice, and a touch of salt. For some more flavor, add seasoned rice wine vinegar, minced cilantro, hot chili oil, or hot sauce (just keep in mind that this could affect the recipe's nutritional value).


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)

1 cup(s)

English cucumber

¼ cup(s), julienned or sliced super thin

Fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp, or to taste

Kosher salt

¼ tsp

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)


2 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped

Less sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Fresh ginger

1 Tbsp, grated or finely chopped


2 clove(s), finely chopped

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

4 tsp

Chili sauce

1 tsp, sweet variety

Light English muffin

4 item(s), toasted


  1. Coat a large griddle, outdoor grill rack or stovetop grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine slaw mix, cucumber, lime juice and salt; toss to coat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine turkey, cilantro, soy sauce, ginger and garlic; divide mixture into four balls and then gently press each one into a 4-inch patty.
  4. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and chili sauce.
  5. Grill or broil patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165°F, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  6. Spread half of each English muffin with 1 1/4 teaspoon chili-mayonnaise; top with a burger, a scant 1/3 cup slaw mixture and a muffin top. Yields 1 burger per serving.