Corny Turkey Burgers Recipe

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If you like spicy food, you'll love these burgers! When I added the jalapeno pepper to my regular turkey burgers and served them with the sauce, they were a hit. You can also grill them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup fresh corn, cooked
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 395 calories, 26g fat (6g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; mix well. Shape into four patties. Heat oil in skillet; fry patties over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side or until done.
  2. Heat sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; serve over burgers. Serve on hamburger buns if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Corny Turkey Burgers in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p32

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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R6Blessings User ID: 2468219 13991
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"All of the deep flavors really boost the ground turkey. For added taste, I mashed up an avocado and spread that on the (toasted) buns before serving. Big thumbs up!"

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