Southwest Turkey Burgers

by Lauren


Clearly, somebody we know got a new BBQ. He is slightly obsessed and wants to BBQ ev.ry.thing.

We’ve agreed on burgers lately despite some of his odd ideas for foods that can be grilled…

His morning cereal or fried egg just don’t seem to come out as tasty when put over coals.


He has some strange ideas when it comes to food. Some work and others deserve the eye roll that ensues following the idea.

To top things off, I really don’t like to keep things simple. I can’t simply have “a burger”.

I have to add lots of stuff in order for eating something as large as these burgers to be worth my while.


The Pineapple & Pancetta Burger for one. I was really determined to complicate things but my, oh my. That one sure worked out in our favor.

Welp, so did this one! Chris often inspires things in the LYK and I’ll have to give him some credit for this one.

If it wasn’t for his newest investment obsession with the new grill, they never would have come to be!

Be sure you serve these with some spicy sweet potato fries.


Slightly spicy with a dash of sweet corn then topped off with that zesty guac – they sure are Southwestern delight.


Southwest Turkey Burgers


1 lb. ground turkey

4 slices pepper jack cheese

1/2 cup frozen corn, roasted

1/3 cup black beans

1 Anaheim chile, roasted (or 1/2 of a can of green chiles)

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon cumin

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons lime zest

1 tablespoon hot sauce (preferably chipotle!)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

For toppings: 1 cup prepared guacamole, tomato, lettuce, extra hot sauce


Thoroughly combine all the burger ingredients with your hands and divide into four sections. Divide into four equal patties and lightly press your thumb into the middle of each (this prevents them from swelling so large that you can’t fit your mouth around them).

Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, topping with the cheese 2 minutes before they are done. Serve on a hamburger bun slathered with guacamole. Top with tomato and lettuce then dip into extra hot sauce with each bite if you so desire.


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6 Responses to “Southwest Turkey Burgers”

  1. I love turkey burgers and I really love all the stuff that you threw in there – it makes it sound and look so tasty!

  2. I love turkey burgers but I never have made them myself. This is a good, flavorful recipe for them for sure :)

  3. Lauren

    They were suuuper flavorful! Turkey burgers can be a tad dry sometimes but when you add a lot of different flavors they turn out great :)

  4. Lauren

    You should try it yourself, it’s really fun to get your hands in there to mix it all up!

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