Turkey Burger Recipe – South Western


We are going to make this turkey burger recipe south western style by adding chili powder, chopped jalapeños and cumin. The meat will absorb the spices beautifully as ground turkey always does.

Ground turkey is a great alternative to beef. It is low in fat and moist. You can substitute for beef in many recipes to make them healthier.

We also make a sauce by mixing salsa and mayonnaise for these burgers. You can use any kind of salsa you like. I love using my spicy tomato and chipotle salsa.

Although the following video shows us grilling these burgers, you can make these in a pan without any problem. Heat a skillet and add some oil. Once the oil is hot place the patties into the pan.

Be patient and let them form a crust. If they are sticking to the pan it is because they are not ready to be flipped. Once the bottom is nicely browned you can go ahead and flip the patty. Cook it until that side browns and until it is completely cooked through. If you need to flip it a couple of times to prevent over browning that is fine. Don’t press the burger into the pan for you will lose it’s delicious juices. Add the cheese onto the patty when you are sure you will not flip it again.

Please so not eat raw poultry. It will make you sick. The name of the game is patience.

This is what you are going to need for this delicious turkey burger recipe:

Serves four

In a bowl mix together the following:

• 1 pound ground turkey
• 2 minced garlic cloves
• I seeded and finely chopped jalapeño
• ½ cup chopped cilantro
• 1 TBS chili powder
• ½ TBS cumin
• ½ cup bread crumbs
• Salt & Pepper

Mix well and form 4 equal patties.

Heat your grill to high and spray with some olive oil. Place the patties on the grill. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes and flip. Cook for 2 minutes. Cover with Pepper Jack cheese and cook for an extra 3 minutes.

While the meat is cooking, mix ½ cup salsa with 1 TBS mayonnaise.

Smear the inside of a Kaiser roll with y our sauce. On the top piece, place a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice and a slice of red onion. Place the cooked burger on the other and cover. Enjoy!

Print the SW Turkey Burger Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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