Southwest Turkey Burgers

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from a Rachael Ray recipe. These are great on the grill topped with a black bean spread that I make (about to be posted). I get a lot of requests for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 13 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large shallots or 14 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (I usually add a bit more as I'm a cilantro lover)
  • 12 small bell pepper, any color, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 serrano peppers or 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 -2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick's Montreal Brand steak seasoning
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 4 kaiser rolls

Directions

  1. Chop your garlic and veggies. I throw all mine in my food processor and it makes easy work of this step.
  2. Combine all ingredients through grill seasoning.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 equal patties. Drizzle patties with olive oil to coat. Cook on grill or in skillet over med-high heat until done. (I've found that the veggies make this so moist that they're hard to overcook, although you'll still want to keep an eye on them).
  4. Place sliced cheese over the patties the last two minutes of cooking.
  5. OPTIONAL (but worth it): Slather with Black Bean Spread/Dip with Lime and Cilantro (recipe posted after this one). Enjoy the rest of the dip with tortilla chips with your burger.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

Great turkey burgers! I had to use some dried thyme but otherwise stayed true to recipe. I loved how much flavor these had! Served with cole slaw (Heidi in Seattle) on wheat buns. Another time when I have the ingred. I want to try your black bean dip! Thanks Hepcat, for posting! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado April 16, 2009

This recipe was very quick and easy to make, but the flavor didn't seem like it- seemed like I slaved away for an hour Wonderful burger recipe

Green Tarnish May 10, 2008

OMGoodness! These burgers were soooooooooooooo goooooooooog! I added more cilantro (per your suggesstion), fresh sage (bc I had it), and fresh oregano (bc I miss read the recipe)lolololo. The flavor was just GREAT. DH and DS are not fans of hot so I did not add the jalpeno. I will make these burgers again. Thanks wicked noodle for a new turkey buker.

Luvs 2 Cook August 03, 2007

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