Joe Wicks' McLeanie turkey burger recipe

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Joe Wicks' McLeanie burger is bursting with flavour and it's a healthier alternative to shop bought. This turkey burger is made from scratch but so easy!

Joe Wicks turkey burger
  • healthy
Total Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories669 Kcal33%
Sugar19.3 g21%
Fat17.6 g25%
Saturated Fat7.0 g35%
Salt3.64 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein60.3 g121%
Carbohydrates68.5 g26%
Salt3.64 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Joe Wicks (opens in new tab)' turkey burger is one our favourite Lean in 15 recipes. Bursting with flavour, this healthy burger recipe takes only 15 mins.

Rather than making his lean burger with chicken, Joe Wicks has opted for turkey, which is slightly higher in protein and a little leaner. To season the turkey mince, Joe combines fish sauce, coriander and onions and adds it to the mince, before shaping it into patties, so the flavour really sticks. Joe says: 'Another burger recipe? Guilty. Well, I did say I love burgers. And remember a turkey is not just for Christmas – combined with all these tasty ingredients, you really won’t be disappointed with this super-lean hero burger.'

Watch how to make Joe Wicks' McLeanie turkey burger recipe


  • 400g turkey mince
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • ½ bunch coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 tbsp full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 3 tsp chipotle paste 
  • Sliced tomato and lettuce leaves to serve
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into fries




  1. Preheat your grill to the highest setting. Chuck the turkey, fish sauce, coriander, sesame oil and spring onion into a large bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper, then get your hands stuck in and work the ingredients well. The more you work the meat, the better the burgers will hold together when cooked. Shape the meat into two equal patties.
  2. Place the patties on your grill pan or baking tray and grill the burgers for 5 minutes on each side or until they are totally cooked through. Check by slicing into one of the patties to make sure the meat is white all the way through, with no raw pink bits left.
  3. Meanwhile cut your burger buns in half. Mix together the yoghurt and chipotle paste and spread over the burger buns. Zap the sweet potato fries in the microwave for 7 minutes at 900w, then leave to rest for 30 seconds. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweet potato fried and fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until they are nicely browned all over. Drain on paper towels, and then season with a good pinch of salt.
  4. When your burger buns are cooked, remove from the grill and build your dream burger stacking it up with tomato and lettuce – the bigger the better.  

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