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Mexican-Inspired Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Mexican-Inspired Turkey Burgers Recipe

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“We love burgers on the grill, but turkey burgers can be bland and beef burgers can be fatty. To create these burgers, I used a spice combination from a taco recipe and then tinkered with cheeses and different toppings,” says Heather Byers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salsa, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1/2 cup torn curly endive
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 312 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 599 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup salsa, cheese, paprika, oregano, cumin, sugar, garlic powder, thyme, salt and cayenne. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four burgers.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining salsa. Place burgers on buns; top with endive, tomato and sour cream mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mexican-Inspired Turkey Burgers in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 312 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 599 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.

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

Reviews for Mexican-Inspired Turkey Burgers(13)

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

A pleasant surprise! Too many turkey burgers are bland and tasteless--not these! My husband is generally skeptical of turkey burgers, but he really liked these; I'll make them again--soon! I omitted the sugar; I don't like any hint of sweetness in a burger. Otherwise I made them as written and cooked them on an indoor electric grill.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

this is my go to recipe for turkey burgers best tasting by far

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

These are the BEST!!! Love them on the grill!!Also I throw in some fresh ciltrano..yum yum

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

So many spices and so little flavor. I broiled the burgers 2 minutes/side and they were dry and just not very good!

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

I was a little hesitant to make this because I haven't had the best luck w/turkey burgers but I was amazed at how good these were. Will make again!

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