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Spicy Turkey Burgers

These burgers are a great alternative to beef for those who want less fat or dislike beef. You can make ahead of time; they freeze well. Part of the taste to the burgers comes from using texas toast instead of traditional buns or bread. A great pairing with the turkey burger would be Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon or if you prefer white, Sutter Home Chardonnay. There are plenty of Sutter Home wines to choose from :) These burgers go great with grilled corn on the cob, grilled squash, cucumber, zucchini or eggplant for a low-fat, healthy meal.


16 oz. lean ground turkey
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup finely chopped bell pepper
2 TBSP finely chopped green onion
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper bread slices toasted (texas toast or garlic bread tastes the best)
Salsa to put on burgers:
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped red onions
2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
1 TBSP lime juice
salt to taste


Stir all salsa ingredients in small bowl and set aside in fridge. In medium bowl, combine all burger ingredients and mix well. Form patties and place on grill on medium heat. Cook about 10-12 mins until they aren't pink in the center. Top with a low-fat piece of cheese if desired. (not included in recipe ingredients-adds fat to recipe) Put a burger on a slice of texas toast, top with salsa in recipe and any additional toppings such as lettuce, pickles, cucumbers,etc. Top with another piece of toast and enjoy!


You could probably add more vegetables to the burger recipe if desired. I have never tried putting black beans and corn in the burgers, but it might be a great addition for more bulk and less turkey. Hope you like the recipe!