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Southwestern-Style Turkey Burgers

Time: ★★★☆☆

Cooking Level: ★★☆☆☆



  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • ⅓ cup red onion, minced

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1½ teaspoons cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for cooking)


  • Sesame seed bun

  • Shredded lettuce

  • Sliced tomato

  • Pepper Jack cheese

  • Avocado

Chipotle Mayo

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons canned chilies in adobo

  • ½ lime, juiced

  1. Place turkey, onion, jalapeño, and spices together in a large bowl and mix together until all the ingredients are incorporated.

  2. Lightly wet your hands and use them to shape 4 circular patties about 4 inches in diameter.

  3. Heat up about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.

  4. Cook burgers for 2 minutes on the first side, then flip, lower heat to low, and cook them for an additional 5-6 minutes.

  5. NOTE: the turkey burgers must be cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to check each patty for an internal temperature of at least 165˚F before removing from pan.

  6. Assemble the burgers as desired with bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and preferred condiments.

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