Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

These easy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are filled with wholesome ingredients like lean ground turkey, sweet bell peppers, cilantro and jalepeños to give them a little kick. They are the most requested burger in our house!

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When I was younger, I loved cooking for my big ol’ family. My mom had her hands full with 6 kids so she wasn’t much for cooking. She was all about simple meals and now that I look back I think she did a pretty amazing job despite being so busy. Around the time I was 13, I stopped burning water and took a real interest in cooking. I would rip out recipes out of magazines, collect them in a binder and at the end of the week I would sit down and do all the meal planning. I would make organized store lists, occasionally sending my dad to a specialty store when I got up the courage to try whipping up ethnic foods.


  • Southwest Turkey Patties:
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped finely
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb. Lean Turkey Sausage (I used hot but you can use mild if desired)
  • 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup Bell Peppers, finely chopped (I used 1 small red and 1 small yellow)
  • 1 Jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Southwest Chipotle Mrs. Dash
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 Buns, toasted
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Guacamole
Read the whole recipe on Mariah's Pleasing Plates