Chili Lime Turkey Burgers

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Chili Lime Turkey Burgers – Copycat version of Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Burgers. Super easy, healthy, and great for summer grilling.

A close up of a turkey burger topped with guacamole and tomato on a plate

 

Summer is meant for a good burger. Really any time of year a good burger is a great idea. It just seems to happen more often in the summer. I like to switch up my burgers, so I am not always making the same thing.  Recently I put together a list of 17 Must Try Burger Recipes for this summer.  This one makes the list!

Anytime you can pile guacamole on something, I am all in! Or like these Chicken Skewers when you have an avocado dipping sauce, I am all over it.

A turkey burger topped with guacamole and tomato on a plate

Do you have a Trader Joe’s?  They sell a chicken burger that this recipe is based on. It is full of green onions, lime and cilantro. Then grilled and topped with plenty of homemade guacamole. I always have ground turkey on hand, so that is why I used turkey here, but you can definitely use ground chicken!

 

Chili Lime Turkey Burgers will make you rethink turkey burgers. They are one of our favorites to make, and probably the most requested by my son. You can flavor them a million different ways, so you never get bored. Plus they are a healthier alternative to beef, so you don’t feel bad having burgers more than once a week!

A close up of a turkey burger topped with guacamole and tomato on a plate

So many other Burgers to try!
Pepperoni Pizza Burgers
2AM Breakfast Burger
Double Decker Burger from Fifteen Spatulas
Frito Chili Cheeseburger from A Spicy Perspective
Salisbury Steak Burgers from Spend with Pennies

turkey burger topped with guacamole and tomato on a plate

Yield: 4

Chili Lime Turkey Burgers

Chili Lime Turkey Burgers - Copycat version of Trader Joe's Chili Lime Burgers. Super easy, healthy, and great for summer grilling.

Chili Lime Turkey Burgers - Copycat version of Trader Joe's Chili Lime Burgers. Super easy, healthy, and great for summer grilling.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • For Burgers:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup green onions, , chopped
  • 2 Tbls cilantro, , chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, , grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lime, , juiced
  • For Guacamole:
  • 1 large avocado, , pitted
  • 2 Tbls tomatoes, , chopped
  • 2 Tbls onion, , chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine chicken, green onions, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper flakes, and lime juice. Mix until well combined. Do not over mix. Form into 4 patties, with a slight well in the center.
  2. Prepare guacamole. Mash avocado with a fork. Mix in tomato, onion, paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper. Stir until well combined.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat (a grill pan or skillet would work as well). Grill for about 5 minutes per side. You want them cooked all the way through. Toast buns on the grill for the last minute.
  4. Place burgers on the buns, and top with guacamole to serve.

Notes

Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 412Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 120mgSodium 477mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 31g

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35 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear that your little one incurred an injury – hope he is on the mend soon. These little sliders look and sound divine!!!

  2. Turkey burgers are easily one of my faves! Sometimes I get stuck making the same version over and over, so I loved seeing your post with a completely new-to-me recipe 🙂 Your guac sounds fantastic and your burgers look like they’re packed with flavor. YUM!

  3. Aw, your poor little pumpkin. Sports injuries stink.

    This burger is gorgeous. I have not had a turkey burger in forever. The guac looks so good. Such a cool idea.

  4. Hopefully, this is the most serious injury your little guy will have to endure – it’s very hard on mama 🙂 I saw those burgers, too, and even though I shop frequently at Trader Joes, I don’t buy their ready-made food. This will be a great alternative to my go-to turkey burger.

  5. Glad your little guy is okay Erin! Burgers look delicious!! Anytime avocado is involved, count me in too!