Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

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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!

Burger Month!
Jalapeno Turkey Burgers {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}
5 from 1 vote

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

By Erin
Turkey burgers with a little kick! Topped with fresh tomatoes and homemade guacamole.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 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


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • 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.
  • Serve burgers topped with guacamole, fresh tomatoes, and ranch dressing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 487
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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

About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. 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!