Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Spicy Aioli

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These healthy, juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, a simple guacamole, and a spicy aioli made with piquillo peppers and chipotle peppers! It’s the ultimate turkey burger recipe made in just 20 minutes!

If you like this turkey burger, you should make my Steak & Fontina Cheese Panini with Chimichurri next! It’s gonna be another family favorite!

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Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Guacamole & Spicy Aioli

I cannot believe we have come to end for our Burger Week already!

I’m kinda sad about it, aren’t you?!

Lucky for you I decided to keep the best one for last so we are going out with a big bang today!

This Southwestern Turkey Burger was actually the second burger I tested of the group for burger week, but hands down our favorite.

Healthy juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers stuffed with lettuce, tomato, a simple guacamole, and a Spicy Aioli made with Piquillo Peppers and Chipotle Peppers! The ultimate Turkey Burger recipe your family will love - just 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grill
The ground turkey mixture totally makes this dish shine, its actually the same base recipe I used for my Roasted Pepper Turkey Burger which has roasted red pepper and roasted poblano on top with goat cheese! If you haven’t checked that one out do it, its an oldie on JHE but a goodie! 🙂

The ground turkey mixture which becomes your burger patty has finely diced onions, garlic, fresh cilantro, ground cumin, and an egg for a binder. You will LOVE the flavor that this turkey burger gives off, in fact, dare I say it may be your new favorite over beef! Its so juicy too!

This burger is topped with lettuce, tomato, and a simple guacamole mixture which is just lime, avocado, and salt (easy peasy). But the kicker is this Spicy Aioli. Have you ever had piquillo peppers before? They are a type of red chili but it has more of a sweet taste instead of heat. I added a couple Piquillo peppers as well as chipotle pepper and lime to some mayo and this delicious aioli was born!

Healthy juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers stuffed with lettuce, tomato, a simple guacamole, and a Spicy Aioli made with Piquillo Peppers and Chipotle Peppers! The ultimate Turkey Burger recipe your family will love - just 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grill

On Wednesday I gave you a bunch of tips on how to get the best burger… well I have one more.

Toast the buns!

I know its a simple thing and it literally takes 1 minute to do, but it adds so much flavor to your burger and the warm crunchy texture of the bun just amps everything up that much more! Do it! I promise you will notice a difference!

Alright folks, that wraps up burger week here at JHE, in case you missed it be sure to check out the other burgers featured this week.

BBQ Chicken Burger with Caramelized Onions

Italian Cheeseburger with Sun Dried Tomato, Arugula, and Basil Pesto Aioli

Till next time…

IF YOU MAKE ONE OF THESE BURGER RECIPES, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT#JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!

Healthy juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers stuffed with lettuce, tomato, a simple guacamole, and a Spicy Aioli made with Piquillo Peppers and Chipotle Peppers! The ultimate Turkey Burger recipe your family will love - just 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grill

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Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Spicy Aioli

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

These healthy, juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers are stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, a simple guacamole, and a spicy aioli made with piquillo peppers and chipotle peppers! It’s the ultimate turkey burger recipe made in just 20 minutes!

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Ingredients

Southwestern Turkey Burger:

  • 1.25lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper

Guacamole:

  • 2 avocados
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Spicy Mayo:

  • 2 roasted piquillo peppers
  • 1 small chipotle peppers (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Roma Tomato, slicced
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 4 whole wheat buns

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 400 degrees.
  2. To a food processor add, piquillo peppers, chipotle pepper, mayo, and lime juice. Blend until smooth and peppers are finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl add avocado, lime juice, and salt. Using a fork, gently smash the avocado – be careful not to over smash you want it to be somewhat chunky. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl add ground turkey, diced onion, fresh cilantro, ground cumin, garlic cloves, egg, salt and pepper. Using your hands mix so everything is combined.
  5. Form ground turkey mixture into four equal patties.
  6. Place turkey burgers on grill, and grill for 4-5 minutes per side. (DO NOT push the burger with your spatula is pushes all the juices out) Remove from grill and let sit.
  7. Place whole wheat buns on grill and toast for 1 minute. Remove from grill.
  8. Assemble burger – bottom bun, lettuce, burger, tomato, guacamole, spicy mayo slathered onto top bun.
  9. Devour!

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Healthy juicy Southwestern Turkey Burgers stuffed with lettuce, tomato, a simple guacamole, and a Spicy Aioli made with Piquillo Peppers and Chipotle Peppers! The ultimate Turkey Burger recipe your family will love - just 20 minutes! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes #grill

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32 Responses
  1. MichelleS

    All the YAS! I am glad I came upon this recipe because I made it just now and had to come back and RAVE. Most recipes you come across people are like “I’ll have to try that”-TRUST ME-try this. Next time I’m adding some lime and jalapenos to the mix.

    1. Krista

      haha.. HURRAY! So glad you liked it Michelle. It is my go to Turkey Burger in the summer. It’s even good without the bun because there is so much flavor. The jalapenos addition… love it.. my kinda girl!

  2. Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen

    I made this recipe over the weekend and it was a big hit for me and my boyfriend. I doubled the recipe, omitted the onion, subbed cilantro paste instead of fresh, and used just 1 egg but it still turned out perfectly! Thanks for our new go-to turkey burger recipe!

  3. Ariette Coleman

    This is driving me crazy! I’m envisioniong myself taking a big bite on this Southwestern Turkey Burger right now HAHA! I love fresh beef burgers but this is something I want to try for a change! I definitely love seeing what you make! #joyfulhealthyeats

    1. Krista

      haha.. right! I love a big beef burger too but this turkey burger is a game changer for sure! 🙂 Thank you so much for all the sweet comments Ariette! Totally made my day!

  4. Tonia from TheGunnySack

    What a great way to end burger week! These look amazing and I agree, you HAVE to toast the buns!

  5. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles

    I’m thinking I can just grab this burger right out of the screen. Holy yum. That’s a burger. Yep, I need this and that big pile ‘o guac!

    1. Krista

      Sometimes I wish you could .. or at least have a scratch and sniff screen! Ya know! 🙂

      Hope you get a chance to try this Sara, you’ll love it!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Erin! You will love it, I still have some leftover and have been using it on regular turkey sandwiches. Amazing! 🙂

  6. Ali @ Home & Plate

    I can’t wait to try this turkey burger. I have trouble finding one that just tastes delicious. I think the guacamole and spicy mayo sound like the perfect companions to this burger.

    1. Krista

      Then you will love this one, you get hints of cilantro, onion and then cumin. its amazing! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  7. Krayl @ An Appealing Plan

    These look amazing! I am just finding you now so I need to go back and check out the entire weeks worth of ideas!

  8. Heather - Butter&Burlap

    YUM!! Oh my word all these burgers look AMAZING! I didn’t think anything could get better than that Italian burger… and then… this southwest burger happened! DE-LISH! This is definitely on the menu this weekend 🙂

  9. tanya

    I am crazy over that aioli!!! I have to seek out those peppers! That mound of guacamole is absolutely perfect! I love this burger!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Tanya, the peppers are absolutely amazing! I had them for the first time in mexico and fell in love! You will love it!

  10. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    When we get together in a few weeks, you BETTER have a suitcase FULL of these burgers because WHOA they look amazing! Anything with guac and spicy goodness is right up my ally. Pinned!

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