Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chipotle Salsa Turkey Burgers

Whew! It's time to dust off the cobwebs around here. We've had a busy summer and I took some time to focus on my family, friends, and home. I'm excited to get back to blogging again, especially with fall just around the corner and a new season of Glee and Glee Cupcakes!

Part of the reason for the slow down around here is that I wasn't really making new recipes. To keep things simple in the kitchen, I fell back on things I've made before and knew we loved. This recipe is one that I made many times over this summer. The inspiration came one day when there were a few odd ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used up. This is one of those recipes that, now, I can skip the recipe card and go based on memory - and I love that!


These turkey burgers are a great choice when you are looking for something different than your run-of-the-mill burgers. The chipotle and adobo sauce provide a great smokiness, and the red onion is bright punch of flavor. We love them!

Chipotle Salsa Turkey Burgers

Chipotle Salsa Turkey Burgers

Yield: Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes



  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 chipotle pepper with about 1 tablespoon adobo sauce

  • 1/3 cup salsa

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • juice from one large lime, divided

  • 2 teaspoons chili or taco seasoning

  • 1/2 an avocado

  • burger buns, lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese, and whatever else you like to put on burgers


  1. De-seed and mince the chipotle pepper.

  2. Add all ingredients except avocado and half of the lime juice to a large bowl.

  3. Mix gently just until thoroughly combined; do not over-work.

  4. Shape into four equal burgers. Grill over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in the center.

  5. Mix avocado and reserved half of the lime juice in a small bowl. Spread avocado mixture on burger bun. Build the burger with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!