Spicy Guacamole Turkey Burger

Spicy Guacamole Turkey Burger

Spicy Guacamole Turkey Burger

I talk a lot about turkey burgers getting a bad rap, but they never do in our household. Beef burgers are great, absolutely, but a good turkey burger will not only bring in a new taste, it will also save you a lot of calories. That’s a big deal when I’m out riding my bike 3 days a week trying to keep the weight off. Turkey burgers can be a bit dry, but they don’t have to be. Cook them up the right way and with the right ingredients, and you’ll soon find yourself caving turkey over beef.


  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon spicy chili powder (I used habanero powder)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 slice soft wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 roasted jalapeno peppers, sliced into rings (how to roast jalapeno peppers)
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Slices of cheddar cheese
  • Toasted buns for serving (we used onion rolls)

Cooking Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add turkey, chili powder, garlic, and salt and pepper.
  2. Tear the bread into small pieces and add to bowl.
  3. Add milk and hand mix until lumpy. Do not overmix.
  4. Form 2 6 ounce patties and set aside.
  5. Heat a grill pan to medium heat and grill the burgers about 5 minutes per side, until the meat is cooked all the way through.
  6. While burger is cooking, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Mix well and taste for salt. Add more salt as desired.
  7. When burgers are done, top with cheddar cheese and cover until cheese melts.
  8. Add burgers to toasted buns. Top with guacamole and roasted jalapeno pepper slices.
  9. Serve!

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About Mike from Madness

Mike Hultquist is a chili pepper and spicy food enthusiast with an insane desire to play in the kitchen. He's all about cooking with chili peppers, but also loves chili pepper gardening, preserving, and experimenting with new and creative ways to incorporate spicy food into life. He's also a produced screenwriter, novelist, food writer and web site developer.
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