Southwestern Turkey Burgers

By Team Turkey
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée
20 MIN

About this Dish

Fresh, vibrant and full of flavor – these Southwestern Turkey Burgers bring great taste and bold colors to the plate. Whether you’re grilling out with a group or whipping up a quick weeknight dinner on the grill, these burgers are certain to please. Plus, we love that this simple recipe comes together in minutes.

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Cooking Style
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


Turkey Burgers

1 lb ground turkey

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 tbsp jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

4 hamburger rolls, split and lightly toasted

Tomato Salsa

10 cherry or grape tomatoes, seeded and quartered

1/4 c yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced

2 tbsp scallions, chopped

1-1/2 tbsp lime juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 tbsp jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped


Turkey Burgers

In a bowl, gently mix ground turkey with cilantro, jalapeno and black pepper. Shape into 4 patties, about 1 inch thick.

Grill patties about 4 inches from the heat source. Turn once, and cook until the internal temperature registers 165°F, about 5 minutes per side.

Tomato Salsa

Combine tomatoes, bell pepper, scallion, lime juice, salt, cilantro and jalapeno.

Burger Assembly

Place cooked turkey burgers on toasted rolls and top evenly with tomato salsa.

Nutrition Facts

300 Total Calories

11 g Total Fat

3 g Saturated Fat

80 g Cholesterol

480 mg Sodium

438 mg Potassium

25 g Total Carbohydrates

2 g Dietary Fiber

4 g Sugars

26 g Protein

4 % Daily Protein

45 % Daily Vitamin C

8 % Daily Calcium

20 % Daily Iron