Holy Guacamole! Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Turkey jalapeno cheddar burgers with guacamole_small

We’ve been on a bit of a Mexican kick lately…something about summer says Fresh Mex in our family. (It can’t possibly have anything to do with craving cold Coronas with lime and margaritas on the rocks — when it’s 100 degrees out that’s all I want.) I made these burgers on the fourth of July and really loved how juicy and flavorful they were. I’m not a spicy food kind of gal, but these had just enough kick to make my taste buds dance, but not enough that I had to plunge face-first into a tub of water.

I especially love that you can get the patties all ready ahead of time and just throw them on the grill when you’re ready to eat. Putting the cheese inside the burger makes it even easier when it’s time to grill. Oh, and the toppings really make this burger. Salsa, guacamole and sour cream are delish smothered on top!

Looking for something to go with that ice cold beer? This is your dish. šŸ™‚

Holy Guacamole! Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Holy Guacamole! Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burgers


1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 teaspoons chopped jalapeƱo

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper

Optional Toppings:



sour cream




Heat grill to medium.

Place ground turkey in a medium bowl. Add onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeƱo, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Using your hands, mix just until all ingredients are incorporate (then wash those hands!).

Form the mixture into four 1/2"-thick patties. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes per side. Serve each patty on a burger bun topped with guacamole and sour cream and salsa if desired.

Adapted from What's Gaby Cooking


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