Southwestern Turkey Burgers

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These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house! 

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These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house! When I was younger, I loved cooking for my big ol’ family. My mom had her hands full with 6 kids so she wasn’t much for cooking. She was all about simple meals and now that I look back I think she did a pretty amazing job despite being so busy. Around the time I was 13, I stopped burning water and took a real interest in cooking. I would rip out recipes out of magazines, collect them in a binder and at the end of the week I would sit down and do all the meal planning. I would make organized store lists, occasionally sending my dad to a specialty store when I got up the courage to try whipping up ethnic foods.

These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house!

I got a lot of practice in the kitchen during that time. During those first years I developed and perfected some of my family’s favorite recipes like my Mexican Meatball Soup or my Chipotle BBQ Ribs. Or maybe they were just happy that we weren’t having Mac N Cheese again (sorry mom). 😉

These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house! Eventually I grew up and moved out and cooking took a little bit of a back burner. Sure I would whip out a pan whenever I wanted to impress a boy but most days I just reverted back to smoothies and watermelon.

These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house! After I met Nick, eventually got pregnant and stopped working, I had way more time on my hands to start cooking. I fell in love with it all over again. One night my dad requested that I make homemade turkey burgers so I started throwing together this and that until these beauties came together. That was almost a year ago and they have pretty much become famous in my family. My parents have the recipe memorized and make them at their house at least once a week. Nick and I always make the full recipe and freeze a bunch of the uncooked patties for easy lunches! Even Baby Stella really loves them. When I am trying to lower my carbs I eat them topped with a little guacamole and no bun. They are packed with protein, easy to throw together and healthy. I use extra lean ground turkey and extra lean turkey sausage. You can adjust the spices to your liking, of course I like mine extra spicy.


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Southwestern Turkey Burgers
 
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Serves: 6 Burgers
Ingredients
  • Southwest Turkey Patties:
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped finely
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb. Lean Turkey Sausage (I used hot but you can use mild if desired)
  • 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup Bell Peppers, finely chopped (I used 1 small red and 1 small yellow)
  • 1 Jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Southwest Chipotle Mrs. Dash
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 Buns, toasted
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Guacamole
Instructions
  1. In a very large bowl combine all the ingredients for the turkey patties with your hands. Mix very well. Form into twelve patties. Freeze 6 for a later time. Grill the remaining 6 patties for 5-6 minutes on each side.
  2. To assemble burgers: Place each patty on a toasted bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and guacamole. Serve immediately.
Notes
This makes 12 large patties. You can halve the recipe if you would like or freeze the remaining patties for another night.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I just LOVE all the kickin’ Southwestern flavors you loaded into these turkey burgers, Mariah! My family thinks I’m so weird but I actually like turkey burgers more than regular beef ones! These are seriously SO gorgeous and perfect for Father’s Day weekend!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Haha umm I can’t handle the one that I have!!! She must have had some secret she hasn’t shared with me yet! 😉

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