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Tex Mex Turkey Burgers make a light and healthy meal when you can’t decide whether you want Mexican food or burgers. They are served on a crispy tortilla instead of a bun and are flavored with jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers and topped with Avocado-Corn Salsa and Spicy Mayo.

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Avocado-Corn Salsa

 

I love the way they taste with the crispy tortilla, but there’s no easy way to eat them. You definitely can’t pick them up with your hands and even a knife and fork is a little messy.

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Avocado-Corn Salsa

 

But the awesome flavor is worth the difficult task of getting them in your mouth.

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Avocado-Corn Salsa

Turkey burgers can be a little dry and bland but these Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers have plenty of ingredients added to flavor them up: a cupful of chopped onion which also helps keep them moist, and chopped pickled jalapenos and chipotle peppers for heat.

They get even more spice from a spicy mayo that is flavored with ancho chili powder and adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers.

My favorite part (besides the crispy tortilla) is the avocado corn salsa which really helps tame the heat.

Tex Mex Turkey Burges with Spicy Mayo and Avocado-Corn Salsa

 

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Tex Mex Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Avocado-Corn Salsa

Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers make a light in healthy meal when you can't decide whether you want Mexican food or burgers. They are served on a crispy tortilla instead of a bun and are flavored with jalapeno peppers, chipotle peppers and topped with Avocado-Corn Salsa and Spicy Mayo.
PREP: 50 mins
COOK: 12 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 2 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, about 2 ears
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • 4 small flour tortillas
  • cooking spray

Spicy Mayo

Instructions

  • Place ground turkey in a large bowl.
  • Place onion, jalapenos, chipotle pepper, cumin, and garlic cloves in a food processor and process to form a paste. Add to turkey.
  • Mix paste into turkey and form 4 patties. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a medium pan. Saute onion for 1 minute. Add corn and garlic and saute 2 to 3 more minutes. Place in a medium bowl. Stir in avocado, cilantro, salt, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon lime zest.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high.
  • Season turkey patties with salt and pepper. Grill turkey patties for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until done.
  • Coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Heat in a nonstick pan on both sides until crispy.
  • Stir together mayonnaise, adobo sauce, ancho chili powder, and salt.
  • To serve, place turkey burgers on top of tortillas and top with mayo and salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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Recipe adapted from Southern Living

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19 thoughts on “Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers”

  1. Tammy Bennett

    I made these tonight. I loved the corn salad and sauce! My husband and I are more about beef, but the turkey was a nice change. I will make these again and try it with ground beef. This is a keeper ! Thank you!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      So glad you enjoyed these burgers Tammy and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I love the corn salad and sauce too. I am sure it will be good with ground beef. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love this…it can be so much fun to eat messy food! Especially if it’s got all these amazing flavors. We’ve been grilling as much as we can on weekends…doing burgers very soon, and loving this Tex-Mex inspiration.

  3. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    Wow.. this looks so fresh and delicious.. Would love to have it for today’s lunch

  4. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Waaaaaait. Burgers on a tortilla?? Why have I not tried this?? These look absolutely INSANELY loaded with flavor, Christin! Totally swooning over your drool-worthy gorgeous photos!

  5. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Gah! What great looking burgers Christin! I am totally digging the crunchiness on top. I need to try these, because they’re speaking my food love language.

  6. These turkey burgers look so delicious! I love that you did a tex-mex version, these would be perfect for dinner. I really think I need to try these out next week!

  7. Love this creative twist on a burger! It looks incredible and so flavorful! So much fun to serve them on tortillas too!

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    Oh these burgers sound fantastic! I could eat Mexican food everyday of the week, so these need to be added to my dinner rotation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    These look so good!! The spicy mayo sounds awesome, and I LOVE the idea of using a tortilla for a bun. How unique!!

  10. Goodness gracious these look good! I love all those toppings and that you served it on a crispy tortilla! That’s so fun!

  11. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext

    Love Mexican food so much! Loving all the flavours in these burgers – delicious recipe!

  12. Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine

    Drooling! This looks amazing. I also love that its served on tortillas! So creative!

  13. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This looks like the perfect meal for my husband and I! We love burgers and everything having to do with Mexican food, so I’m loving this fun twist!

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