These juicy and thick jalapeño turkey burgers will change your mind on turkey burgers. If you've made or had dry turkey burgers in the past, you're not alone! But these ones are different. Loaded with jalapeños, shredded red onion, cilantro and spices, these are juicy, moist and so delicious! The other secret is adding mayonnaise into the burger patties along with an egg to hold it together. Top it with some sliced cheddar cheese and avocado and get ready to fall in love. These are also perfect for prepping ahead of time, and keeping in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal too.
The ingredient list may look a little long, but the burgers come together fairly quick and only require a chill time of 30 minutes to help them stay firm and hold their shape.
Making these turkey burgers are really straightforward, but prepping ahead of time will save you time in the kitchen. Because you want to chill the patties before cooking, you can prep them up to 24 hours in advance.
First, let's make the chipotle mayonnaise. Because we're using this as a topping on the burger and also using it in the turkey mixture as well.
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Place it in the fridge until ready to use.
Next, in a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the egg and mix gently to combine with a spatula.
Then, add in all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Form into patties, weighing 6 oz each. Use a digital kitchen scale to weigh them out if you have one. These are on the larger side. Don't press too much, just shape them and place them on a plate and cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.
You can cook these jalapeño turkey burgers inside on a skillet (and finish them in the oven), my preferred method for cooking inside. Or, you can of course grill them on a BBQ.
If cooking on the stovetop, here's what to do:
How to BBQ:
These juicy jalapeño turkey burgers are great for meal prepping. You can prepare them in advance and leave the formed patties in the fridge in a sealed container, or on a plate wrapped in plastic wrap up to 24 hours in advance.
Alternatively, cook all the burgers, let them cool and then store them for a quick and easy meal.
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Say goodbye to bland, dry turkey burgers and a BIG hello to these juicy jalapeño burgers with cheese! After making these, I declared these were the best ever turkey burgers I've ever made (and eaten).
Refrigerate the turkey burger mixture: doing this helps the burgers hold together better, especially if grilling.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: you can shape the turkey burger patties up to 24 hours in advance.
BBQ the burgers: make sure that the BBQ is greased. Cook your cold turkey burgers over high heat for about five minutes, with the lid closed. Flip and cook for another five minutes, until cooked through. Add cheese slices on top during the last 30 seconds or so.