How To Make Southwest Turkey Burgers

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We know how it goes when you’re in the mood for a big, juicy burger but don’t want all the calories and heavy feeling. The struggle is real! That’s where turkey burgers come in. With a small fraction of the fat, they’re a delicious alternative to the usual beef ones. And just like regular burgers, you can jazz them up with just about anything that sounds good. Like this Southwest turkey burger, for instance. We’ve thrown in some chopped peppers, cilantro, onion and spices for an irresistible taste that’s also healthy. Plus, the filler ingredients help keep the burger from getting too dry on the inside, leaving you with flavorful and juicy bites every single time. Top it with some pepper jack cheese, thinly slices tomato, arugula and our favorite addition to any meal, guacamole, for a tasty experience that tops all others. With summer right around the corner, this is one dish you’re going to want to add to your recipe wishlist!

So, watch this video and learn to cook a delectable Southwest turkey burger. Not only is it absolutely scrumptious, it’s also chock full of lean fats and protein to keep you movin’ and shakin’ rather than sluggin’ and sleepin’! Interested in learning more about poultry take a cooking course online with!

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Southwest Turkey Burger Recipe


1 pound ground turkey breast

1 shallot, rough chopped

2 large garlic cloves, rough chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and rough chopped

½ small red pepper, rough chopped

½ cup cilantro leaves, stems removed

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

Olive oil for pan

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1. Using a food processor, combine shallot, garlic, peppers and cilantro and mix on pulse until it resembles having been minced. Be careful not to over mix as it will turn to mush!

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the vegetables as well as the salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Mix well with your hands.

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3. Separate turkey mixture into four evenly sized balls and form into patties. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil to prevent sticking if you’re grilling. Add olive oil to pan if you’re using the stove top.

4. Cook on medium high heat in a skillet, non-stick pan or grill on high for about 6 minutes per side.


5. Serve hot with your favorite condiments or on a bed of lettuce for a healthy and delicious dinner for four.

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Special Thanks:

Talent: Lauren Nolan of Lake Shore Lady

Shot and edited by: Matt Rice

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