Southwestern Turkey Burgers Recipe

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Gabriella Published: July 22, 2021
Southwestern Turkey Burgers Recipe

How To Make Southwestern Turkey Burgers

These light yet juicy turkey burgers get their southwestern flair from the addition of jalapeno, mayonnaise, and Monterey jack cheese.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • lbsground dark meat turkey,(93% lean)
  • 1jalapeno chile
  • 2ozMonterey Jack cheese,grated
  • ¼cupplain breadcrumbs,dried
  • 2tbspmayonnaise
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 4Hamburger buns


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a medium bowl, place turkey, jalapeno, cheese, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon coarse salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  2. Mix very gently with a fork to combine, being careful not to overwork meat (which would make burgers dense). Gently form meat into 4 equal-size patties, 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.

  3. Press thumb in the center of each patty to make an indentation approximately half an inch deep (this helps keep burgers flat during grilling).

  4. Moisten a folded paper towel with oil; grasp with tongs and rub over grates. Season burgers with salt and pepper; grill until cooked throughout.

  5. Serve on buns (toasted on grill, if you like), with desired toppings.


  • Calories: 521.64kcal
  • Fat: 24.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.93g
  • Fiber: 1.47g
  • Sugar: 3.43g
  • Protein: 45.43g
  • Cholesterol: 137.90mg
  • Sodium: 576.87mg
  • Calcium: 213.13mg
  • Potassium: 477.47mg
  • Iron: 3.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 59.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.70mg
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