The Best Turkey Burger Ever According to My Hubby

"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."
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Ready In:


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grill (I use George Foreman and don't close the lid) about 7 minutes on each side.
  • 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.

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  1. Atubeck
    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!
  2. Bethany A.
    Made these tonight for my 73/74 year old parents. Both myself and Daddy are generally not turkey fans, but these were delicious!
  3. cookingalong
    Love this, so easy and even non-turkey lovers were raving about it! Thanks for posting! It's a family fav!
  4. Bergy
    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
  5. artistclogger
    For taste/flavor I would give it five stars--love the flavor. For ease of handling, I'd give it a three. My meat mix was so mushy that I could not make burgers (used a taco spice mix recipe from Zaar, but same "amount"). Needed to add about 1/2 cup breadcrumbs to make the meat bind at least a little. It was still difficult to manage. The flavor combination was sensational. Next time I might use a little less "stuffing" as the burgers oozed a bunch and were messy to eat. My DH also suggested I mold the burgers into a rectangular shape to serve on hoagie rolls (hollowed a bit) which might make them easier to handle. We love turkey, and these burgers are great--thanks for a terrific recipe.


I'm a down home Mississippi girl. I love to cook, bake, and decorate cakes. I'm currently building a cookbook (or two) of yummy recipes. I teach 2nd grade.
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