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Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers – Turkey burgers with a little kick!  Topped with fresh tomatoes and homemade guacamole.  

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

I am excited to be taking part in Burger Month today. Kita from Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore set up a whole month of different burger recipes from all around the web. There are over 30 bloggers participating, and we are all sharing recipes on different days. So be sure to follow along, there are bound to be some amazing recipes. I have a feeling my menu will pretty much be planned for the rest of the summer.  I know there are a few great giveaways as well.  Hamilton Beach has donated one of their new Indoor Searing Grills to giveaway during the month.  So stay tuned!

Hamburgers are kind of the quintessential American summer time food.  It doesn’t really matter what kind of protein it is made out of, as long as it is formed into a patty and grilled.  Everyone in my house loves burgers.  Chicken, turkey, or beef; we love them all.  Although my son might request turkey burgers more than anything else!  Top them with avocado, ketchup, special sauce, some kind of veggies, crispy onion rings, barbeque sauce, bacon; seriously, doesn’t matter!  Just pile it on, and as long as it tastes good, we are all happy campers.  I had one recently at the Burger Bar that was topped with bacon and pulled pork, I still need to recreate that one at home! My husband likes everything spicy so these jalapeno turkey burgers are definitely one of his favorites.

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers - great for summer grilling

In the meantime, I went with a little bit spicy here.  Not too spicy by any means, my 9 year old doesn’t love heat, and he did just fine with these turkey burgers.   If you want the spicy, just up the amount of jalapeno in the burgers.  Because they have a slight Mexican flare with the cumin and cilantro I topped ours with our favorite homemade guacamole and fresh tomatoes.  The boys spread lots of ranch on theirs as well.  I didn’t have any, but I think slices of cheddar cheese would also be good melted on top!  Jalapeno Turkey Burgers will impress even your picky eaters!

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Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Turkey burgers with a little kick! Topped with fresh tomatoes and homemade guacamole.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, , grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, , chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • 4 hamburger buns
  • guacamole
  • tomatoes
  • ranch


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Place patties on the grill, and grill for about 6 minutes per side or until fully cooked. During the last 2 minutes, toast buns if desired.
  4. Serve burgers topped with guacamole, fresh tomatoes, and ranch dressing.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 487Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 122mgSodium 1009mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 34g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese

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Dionne Baldwin

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Jalepenos are a must! I do love a good burger and this one looks like I have to try it. Something about the summer makes me crave them even more!

lazy falklands

Thursday 10th of July 2014

oooh that looks delicioooozo and also veeery healthy! i love burgers!

Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

Thursday 10th of July 2014

This looks like the perfect recipe to get my boyfriend to try turkey burgers! He's very insistent, but between the cumin and the jalapenos I think I might be able to convince him :)

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