Urban Cowboy Turkey Burgers

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rachael Ray

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices bacon or 8 slices turkey bacon or 8 slices black pepper bacon or 8 slices apple-smoked bacon
  • 1 13 lbs ground turkey breast
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 small bell pepper, finely chopped (green, red, or yellow)
  • 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
  • oil, for drizzling
  • 12 lb deli-sliced monterey jack pepper cheese
  • 4 crusty kaiser rolls, split
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper relish
  • red leaf lettuce


  1. Heat a big nonstick skillet over med-high heat; cook bacon until crisp; remove bacon, wipe excess grease from skillet, and return skillet to heat.
  2. While bacon is cooking, combine turkey, garlic, shallot, thyme, cilantro, bell pepper, serrano, cumin, hot sauce, and grill seasoning.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 equal mounds then form into patties.
  4. Drizzle patties with oil to coat; cook in skillet over med-high heat 5-6 minutes on each side, until done, placing sliced cheese over the patties in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  5. Place cooked cheeseburgers on buns; spread sweet relish on bun tops and set lettuce into place using relish as “glue’.
  6. Top cheeseburgers with 2 slices bacon, cover with bun tops, then serve.


Most Helpful

This was delicious! I used yellow bell and serrano pepper in the meat mixture, and did everything else pretty much according to the recipe. It was tasty, slightly spicy, and satisfying. Thanks for posting.

bricookie55 August 22, 2007

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