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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 523kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 523kcal