Spicy Korean-Style Turkey and Lentil BBQ Feast

Spicy Korean-Style Turkey and Lentil BBQ Feast
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Turkey, Chard, lentils, grill

A bold and flavorful twist on traditional Korean BBQ, perfect for a fiery gathering of friends and family!


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 cups chard, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 bamboo skewers, for grilling


  1. 1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. (flicks wrist, adjusting grill heat)
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, chopped chard, cooked lentils, Gochujang, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, and chili flakes. Mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon until just combined. (mixes with a flourish, tossing ingredients together)
  3. 3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a small patty. (pats patties into shape, inspecting them critically)
  4. 4. Brush the grill with vegetable oil to prevent sticking. (wipes grill with a confident swipe of the arm)
  5. 5. Grill the patties for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. (flips patties with a sizzling sound, checking for doneness)
  6. 6. Meanwhile, prepare the skewers by threading a few pieces of chard onto each. (threads chard onto skewers with a quick, precise motion)
  7. 7. Once the patties are cooked, brush them with a little more vegetable oil and grill the skewers for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the chard is slightly charred. (brushes oil onto patties, then grills skewers with a flourish)
  8. 8. Serve the spicy turkey and lentil patties with the grilled chard skewers and your favorite Korean-inspired sides, such as kimchi or steamed rice. (presents dish with a proud flourish, garnishing with a sprinkle of chili flakes)

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