Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

The other day I stumbled across this post from Chow about Backseat Grillers. It talks about those people that can’t help but be a little to involved with your grill at a barbecue. Those people that jump in and flip burgers, change temps and try to run the show for you. They are just trying to be helpful, but we all know how much this can grate on your nerves.

It also talks about how hard it can be as a female at the grill to avoid these people. I talked last week about how in our household, I am the grill master, but I have been in more than one situation where because I am female, I have been informed of how to properly cook a steak, smoke ribs and generally informed of the proper way to run my grill. It seems to me, that people passionate about grilling are as openly opinionated about the art as people who are avid sports fans. There way is right and that is that – and boy are they ok with telling you this… over and over again…

I enjoyed the tips that the Chow article gave about sending these backseat grillers in the kitchen to find things and otherwise distracting them from the ‘help’ but how do you deal when you have an overly helpful guest?


In the mean time, my company is looking for a cork screw. Little does he know we have boxed wine…


  1. Heh. Clever girl. You’re much nicer than me. I just flat out tell those meddlers to
    ‘mind their business.’ Kick ass turkey burgers. That slaw looks devine! Buzzed :)

  2. I love the cilantro and that slaw looks so moist and like it really compliments the burger. Well done. Great photos too! I love Chow.

  3. These look like fantastic, flavourful burgers, Kita. I am not the grill master in my house, but nor am I the backseat griller!

  4. These looks so good, can I come over for dinner?

  5. Just to let you know my mouth is watering! This looks soo good..I could eat two right now easily:))
    Have a wonderful week!

  6. That looks awesome!! And so easy!! Next on my recipe list! I think we use more propane than water during our So Cal summers…haha!

  7. What great flavors!! I am obsessing over the slaw!

  8. I love the flavors that you have added to the turkey! It can be kind of bland to me. We eat turkey burgers a lot though so I love having a new way to dress it up. Thanks, it sounds wonderful!

  9. Kita – in my house I AM THE FLAME MASTER!! My husband has learned that taking the tongs away from me is asking for a very long, uncomfortable night! The slaw burgers look amazing!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    What is actually in broccoli slaw? There’s no such thing here as “broccoli slaw fixin’s”..

  11. These look too pretty to eat! I love a good burger, and mixing up the flavors like this is always good!

  12. Oh this looks good, I love the flavors that you have in here and the slaw! YUM!!!

  13. Backseat griller? I think I resemble that remark!

  14. This looks delicious. It has my imagination firing. I am a bit of a back seat griller but only in that I change every recipe I ever read even when they are really good. I use gret recipes as a jumping off point.

  15. Those burgers sound amazing. I love how you managed to get those “helpers” to help away from the grill.

  16. Oh you made my recipe!!! How was it :D

  17. Yum these look like great burgers Kita. Hope all is well with you :)

  18. These look fantastic! Love all the flavors added to the burgers and the slaw on top sounds great with them.

  19. Mmm…looks good! I actually made turkey burgers last night and can’t wait to have them for dinner again tonight. :-p It was my first time actually eating them and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Didn’t miss the beef at all. :-p I’m digging your version with the broccoli slaw and the hot spices in the burger itself. Yum!

  20. Nice looking burgers! The Thai curry paste adds some amazing flavour to burgers!

  21. I just found this recipe on Food Gawker. Pinning it so that I don’t forget when the bbq weather turns back up again!


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