The sauteed veggies give these burgers a great flavor. I omitted the mushrooms due to personal preference, and had to add about 1/4 cup breadcrumbs to soak up the moisture.
1 tablespoon peanut oil (I used sesame) 1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 deseeded red chili pepper or green chili pepper, finely chopped (optional--I omitted) 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped (I omitted) 1 lb ground chicken or ground turkey (I used turkey) 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry (I used sherry) 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon sugar
Heat the oil and saute the onion, ginger, garlic and chili for a 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms for the last minute. Set aside to cool. Mix the ground chicken with all the other ingredients and the cooled onion mixture. Shape into 4 or 6 burgers. Fry them with some non-stick spray on medium heat for several minutes on each side or until done and browned (or grill them like I did!).
Adapted slightly from a recipe by Pets'R'us on Recipezaar
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