The Best Turkey Burger Ever According to My Hubby

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 14 mins

This is a southwestern stuffed burger that will knock your socks off. My hubby HATES ground turkey. When he took a bite of it, he yelled #*@$ that's good. Then, he went to the grocery store and got more ground turkey the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground turkey (could use ground beef)
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 12 cup four-cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 14 cup mayonnaise (divided)
  • 14 cup chunky salsa (divided, I have also used black bean salsa with excellent results.)
  • 4 -6 leaves lettuce
  • 4 -6 slices tomatoes


  1. Blend 3 tbsp mayo, 1 pkg taco seasoning, and meat. Divide into 4 for big burgers and 6 for smaller ones. Divide each burger in half then press each out to make 8 or 12 thin patties.
  2. Mix shredded cheese and 2 tbsp salsa in a small bowl. Spoon mixture over half of the patties. Cover each with another patty and press the sides into a nice seal.
  3. Grill (I use George Foreman and don't close the lid) about 7 minutes on each side.
  4. While grilling, mix remaining mayo with remaining salsa. Spread on your buns. Add lettuce, tomato, and whatever extras you like. We usually don't add anything. Assemble your burger like usual.


Most Helpful

This is the first recipe I have tried that both my husband and I actually ate the turkey burgers! I varied the recipe a little by adding onion and 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs. I used a little less cheese and used pepper jack instead. I broiled them in the oven and they turned out great! Definitely will be making them agan!

Atubeck January 17, 2013

Love this, so easy and even non-turkey lovers were raving about it! Thanks for posting! It's a family fav!

cookingalong July 09, 2013

I concur this is a really good burger. I served it without a bun but know next time it will be a real burger. I didn't make the two patties I just added the salsa & cheese for the last few minutes of cooking with a lid over the pan. This takes a bland turkey burger to new heights

Bergy December 17, 2010

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