Phil Vickery’s turkey, basil and corn burgers recipe

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20 min


10 min
(may need an extra 2 mins)

Phil Vickery’s turkey, basil and corn burgers take just 20 minutes to mix up and shape into patties, then just barbecue for 10 minutes or you could use a griddle pan over the stove if the weather takes a turn.

Made with turkey, fresh basil, sweetcorn, breadcrumbs, mayo and a dash of Worcester sauce – they are truly delicious and make a great alternative burger.

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  • 500g minced British turkey
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 heaped tbsp tinned sweetcorn, well drained
  • 4-5 tbsp natural dried breadcrumbs
  • ½ medium egg white, lightly beaten
  • Salt and ground white pepper


  • Mix the turkey, mayo, basil, Worcester sauce and egg white together into a bowl.

  • Add the seasonings, sweetcorn and bread crumbs and mix well again.

  • Leave to chill for 30 mins.

  • Mould into 4 or 6 balls, then flatten slightly into small patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.

  • To cook, lightly spray or brush the patties with a little olive oil then oil the BBQ bars just before putting on the burgers.

  • Cook for 3-4 minutes then turn 90° to give a criss-cross effect. Cook again for 3-4 mins. Turn over and cook for a further 3-4 mins.

  • Serve the burgers in a soft tortilla wrap with a little chopped crunchy lettuce, sliced ripe tomato and another spoonful of mayo or your favourite relish.

Top tip for making Phil Vickery’s turkey, basil and corn burgers

'I have discovered a great trick. If you add a little mayonnaise to the raw mix it really helps to keep the burger beautifully juicy and tasty.'

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