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easy southwest turkey burgers

This is what I ate for dinner last night. It was delicious.

I make turkey burgers for my family about once per week. This is my die hard go to recipe.

They are the easiest turkey burger’s I’ve ever made.

Mr Weekly Bite calls these my house burgers because of call the crazy ingredients. He loves them.

The Β burgers are spicy… but not too spicy. M gobble’s these up every time I make them.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hand, mix until until all the ingredients are blended together.

To get the right size burger, I use an ice cream scooper to make the patties then flatten with my hand.

With a normal size scoop, you should get about 6 burgers out of the mix.

You can cook the burgers either on an outdoor grill or an indoor pan. For the grill, you want to cook them about 6 minutes on each side until completely cooked through. The same goes for the indoor fry pan.

Dress your burger with all you favorite toppings. I had American cheese on my burger last night… but I love putting pepper jack cheese on them too.

So there you have it. A quick & easy weeknight meal.

What’s your favorite turkey burger recipe?

15 Responses

  1. Maria said on August 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I love the Southwest twist!

  2. Maryea (Happy Healthy Mama) said on August 10, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I love a good turkey burger and these look fantastic!

  3. Blog is the New Black said on August 10, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I make something SO similiar- yours looks amazing!

  4. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on August 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Yum! We’ve been doing the turkey burger thing a lot lately…these might be my new go-to ones as well!

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on August 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

    It’s perfect burger weather right now!! Love it!

  6. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on August 10, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I love turkey burgers! πŸ™‚

  7. Amelia said on August 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

    These burgers look super delicious and fast! I am really liking your site right now with all of the simple and easy go to recipes for fast dinners. With trying to finish summer finals, prepping for the GRE, securing a fall internship, working full time, and starting the DI application process for next years, I need all the inspiration I can get! It seems like school for me is much like mommyhood for you. πŸ™‚

  8. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 10, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Amelia – Getting ready for grad school/DI internship is a crazy time! Best of luck with your applications πŸ™‚ And working full-time too?! You are wonder woman πŸ™‚

  9. Nicole, RD said on August 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I don’t have a “go to” turkey burger…can’t wait to try this one out!

  10. Kristen said on August 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Oh my – these look pretty darn amazing. I love a good burger!

  11. Brooke @ Waiting to Rise said on August 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    What I do with mine is take a bit of mozzarella cheese and some chopped up roasted red peppers and stuff my turkey burgers. I take 1 1/4 lb…make 8 little patties (with my hands and some salt and pepper) and then stuff some of the pepper/cheese mix between 2 patties….and then smush the 2 patties together…

    Very great way to eat a turkey burger too! Great pic!

  12. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on August 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Oh yummy !! Looks good Estela!

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

    My fiance is in charge of the burgers usually, but we had some really disappointing ones from Whole Foods the other night. πŸ™
    Love the addition of chiles!

  14. Jamie | My Baking Addiction said on August 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    These sound like they are incredibly full of flavor – I think I need a burger this weekend.