Phil Vickery's Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Published Friday, 09 May 2014
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Phil Vickery takes to the This Morning kitchen to make his turkey burgers, stuffed with a melting Gruyere filling and with a tomato relish, plus a carrot and courgette raita salad.

Phil Vickery's Stuffed Turkey Burgers
This Morning's Phil Vickery. (© Rex Features)

Stuffed Turkey Burgers


  • 500g minced turkey
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp shop bought mayo
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • ½ medium egg white, lightly beaten
  • 150g Gruyere cheese cut into small slices
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • salt
  • ground white pepper

For the relish:

  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ small red onion, very finely chopped
  • ½ small red chilli, very finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • juice 1 large lime
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch sugar


  1. Place the turkey, mayo, basil, Worcester sauce and egg white together into a bowl.
  2. Mix really well, then add the seasonings, and bread crumbs and mix well again.
  3. Leave to chill for 30 minutes, so the mixture can tighten, once the breadcrumbs reconstitute themselves.
  4. Mould into 4 or 6 balls, then flatten slightly into small patties, then place a small piece of cheese in the centre and reform into a ball and flatten.
  5. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, than add the burgers, cook for a couple of minutes, then flip over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
  6. Make up the relish and serve with the burgers.

Carrot Courgette Raita Salad


  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 medium courgettes, grated finely
  • 85g raisins
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 large limes
  • salt
  • 150g thick natural yogurt
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  1. Place the courgette into a colander and sprinkle with a little salt.
  2. Leave for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then squeeze out gently any water.
  3. Place the grated courgette along with the carrot, raisins, chilli powder and sugar together, mix well.
  4. Add the lime juice and zest, salt and natural yogurt, mix well.
  5. Spoon the yogurt mix to the grated carrot mixture a really mix well.
  6. Serve with the burgers.
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