Taco Turkey Burger Recipe – with video
This taco turkey burger recipe combines your summertime favorite (the burger!) with your every day favorite – the taco!
Please excuse the major guacamole avalanche in the photo above but a lot of guac is so completely necessary. The guacamole held strong through the first couple snaps of my camera but quickly met its demise. And then again when I ate it.
We’re big fans of turkey burgers here in the Gurk household. It’s a quick and easy meal, healthy and satisfying. I’ve done pizza turkey burgers so it was clearly time for a TACO turkey burger recipe with my beloved taco seasoning.
Taco burgers are easy to make and are great for a crowd. I like to have a toppings bar and guests can customize their own burger. Offer traditional taco toppings like guacamole (or even sliced avocado), diced tomato, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, fresh cilantro, whatever your heart desires.
Not into buns? Swap out the whole wheat bun for a large tortilla. The possibilities are endless. The burger itself is pretty simple (but not in a boring, bland way!). I use crushed tortilla chips to bind things together instead of bread crumbs. The taco seasoning gives plenty of flavor but is complemented by grated onion. The grated onion also adds great moisture to these burgers.
Our grill isn’t too reliable so I cook these under the broiler, topped with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. You could also cook these on a stovetop grill or even in a regular skillet. Remember they are turkey so you’ll want to cook them all the way through (165°F) — no medium-rare allowed with these babies.
Don’t miss the video for this taco burger recipe!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (I used homemade)
- 1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 small yellow onion
- 4 slices white cheddar cheese
- Topping suggestions: sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, tomato
- To a large bowl, add ground turkey, taco seasoning, crushed tortilla chips, and beaten egg. Grate the onion over the bowl to catch all the juice. Mix everything together using your hands until it is combined. Do not overmix.
- Form into four equal patties, pressing down the middle of each so they are slightly thinner in the middle. Place on a sheet pan lined with foil and broil on high (about 4-5 inches from the heat) for about 6 minutes (or until golden brown), flip over, cook for another 2-3 minutes, add cheese slices, and cook for one more minute or until cheese is melted and burgers are cooked through to 165°F.
- Add to buns, top as desired and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g
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Follow the links below to see other great burgers created for the final day of #BurgerWeek hosted by NoshOn.It!
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