Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my attempt at low carb. I add more than 1 pepper because I like it spicey. You can replace the pepper with 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped canned chilies or chopped canned chipotles en adobo or omit altogether. Top with salsa if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place jalapeno in cast iron skillet.
  2. Cook over low heat till skin is blisterd and blackened slightly.
  3. (10 or 15 minutes) Remove from skillet and let cool.
  4. Peel off skin and remove seeds (if you like heat leave them),.
  5. Coarsely chop.
  6. Divide turkey into 8 pieces.
  7. Gently press or pat to make rounds about 4 in in diameter.
  8. Layer cheese, pepper and olives on the 4 patties.
  9. Top with the remaining 4 patties.
  10. Pinch edges together to seal.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  13. Add patties and cook until brown on first side, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  14. Flip and cook till browned, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  15. Reduce heat to low and cook till meat is no longer pink but juicy, 6 to 8 minutes.
Most Helpful

I was looking for another good recipe with turkey, and found this, i made some changes due to my tastes, so I sauteed chopped onions, yellow peppers and diced green chili's mixed into the turkey then split as it said into 8 patties, layered swiss cheese on 4 and covered wtih the remaining patties. AND... to quote Guy, "this was off the hook!' cooked until done, lettuce and tomatoe on buns served with homemade french fries and coleslaw. THANKS! A keeper

MARCIAC March 07, 2009

These are terrific! The jalapeno and olives add just enough flavor to the meat, and the cheese is a nice surprise buried inside too. I will be making these again!

bricookie55 January 25, 2008

We both enjoyed this plump burger. Tried the chipotle version and because I had it, used pepper jack cheese. I'm guessing it took just 1 or 2 minutes longer than a normal burger to cook.

sugarpea May 28, 2006