Since I had some extra ground turkey leftover from my indian pizza, I decided I would make some turkey burgers. I wanted to try something new other than my go to turkey burger recipe, and I had all of these ingredients in the house — big score after a long week. These burgers were easy, super flavorful, and packed a nice bite.
Southwest Turkey Burgers
Just the Tip / Inspired by RR
Here’s what I used:
- 8 slices bacon (I use nitrate-free, center-cut bacon)
- 1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast (the average weight of 1 package)
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro)
- 1/2 small bell pepper (I used yellow), seeded and finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp tabasco sauce
- 2 tsp montreal steak seasoning
- 4 slices of cheese (I used lite havarti — use whatever you like/have)
- sandwich thins and baby spinach for serving
Here’s what I did:
- Chop all the veggies and put into a bowl with the turkey, cumin, grill seasoning, and tabasco. Mix well (but don’t over mix).
- In a grill pan (or frying pan) cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve for later. Keep the bacon fat in the pan and cook the burgers over medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side. Let the cheese melt on the burgers for the last couple of minutes. Serve with bacon on top.