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Spicy Turkey Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Spicy Turkey Burgers

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"Spice up boring turkey burgers by creating incredible flavor with exotic spices and herbs. Enjoy on a toasted bun with desired fixings and spiced mayonnaise!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground turkey, garlic, ginger, chile peppers, red onion, cilantro, salt, soy sauce, black pepper, paprika, mustard, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into 8 burger patties.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place turkey burgers on the grill, and cook 5 to 10 minutes per side, until well done.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2007

These are wonderful! Instead of making these as a burger, I rolled them into little meatballs, and served with whole wheat pasta, asparagus and a little extra virgin olive oil, and everyone gave them rave reviews! Will definately make again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2011

I tried this & Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers - the same night. They have red pepper vs chipolte. I used 2 (well, 2T pureed). It was the right amount for most people's taste. A little tame if you like spicy. On the other hand, it may be that red pepper & chipolte are too strong for subtle turkey - so more may not be better, just more. They (& Amy's) were okay, just nothing special. Ranch; Garlic & Ranch; & Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers were better.

Aug 11, 2005

FABULOUS!! Moist, juicy and full of taste. I sauteed the chopped chiles, onion and garlic in about 1 tsp olive oil just to soften before adding to meat. Used chiles from the garden that have just a touch of heat (not even sure what kind they are),so I also added a couple of dashes of hot (habanero) sauce, which gave the burgers just the right kick. I had about 1.5 to 2 lbs of meat so I just sort of estimated the proportions of everything else. Also omitted the ginger (didn't have & not crazy about)and reduced the cumin as per other reviewers. Served them topped with pepper jack cheese on whole wheat buns with garden-fresh corn on the cob and sauteed zucchini. SUPER yummy!

Aug 15, 2007

I use this recipe regularly when my boyfriend and I are trying to cut fat. I use the ingredients as listed, but increase the worchestershire because I like it! I've found that the smaller you chop the onion, pepper and cilantro, the less likely they are to fall apart.

Jan 03, 2007

These were SO good. I did not alter the amount of cumin, and they were great. I did add extra garlic and cilantro - just because I love both ingredients. I substituted the green chiles with chipotle peppers instead and added a tablespoon of the canning sauce because I prefer that smokey flavor. I also went half and half on the soy and worcestershire sauce. I will be making these again very soon!

May 11, 2008

The first time I made these, I knew they had potential, but I was overwhelmed by the paprika and red onion. Made them again last night and reduced the paprika to 1 1/2 Tbsp, and red onion to 3/4 cup. PERFECT! Left my husband and brother both speechless (which doesn't happen often, believe me!)

Aug 29, 2005

this was awesome. my husband absolutely loved these. i cut the cumin in half and i only had sweet paprika so i used that and i used a little more worcestershire sauce than the recipe called for and i also used the chili pepers in the can from old el paso. i also topped with a tbs of shredded mexican cheese. my husband and i are on weight watchers and this recipe was full of flavor. thank you food_diva.

Mar 05, 2010

These are soooo good and didn't even taste like a turkey burger - I would however cut the amount of cumin in half next time. I can't wait to try this with ground beef!


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 24.4 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 626 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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