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Southwestern-Style Turkey Burgers

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Southwestern-Style Turkey Burgers

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Servings: 4

1 pound ground turkey

⅓ cup red onion, minced

1 jalapeño pepper, minced

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1½ teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for cooking)


Sesame seed bun

Shredded lettuce

Sliced tomato

Pepper Jack cheese


Chipotle Mayo
½ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons canned chilies in adobo

½ lime, juiced


Place turkey, onion, jalapeño, and spices together in a large bowl and mix together until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Lightly wet your hands and use them to shape 4 circular patties about 4 inches in diameter.

Heat up about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.

Cook burgers for 2 minutes on the first side, then flip, lower heat to low, and cook them for an additional 5-6 minutes.

NOTE: the turkey burgers must be cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to check each patty for an internal temperature of at least 165˚F before removing from pan.

Assemble the burgers as desired with bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and preferred condiments.


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