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Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers Recipe!

This Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers Recipe is a healthy alternative to traditional hamburgers, and is full of spices, flavor, and melted Pepper Jack cheese! If you’re looking for a wholesome comfort food idea that will become a new family-favorite, this is it!

What to Serve With Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers

Because this is a healthier comfort food recipe, we recommend that you pair our Best Ever Spicy Turkey Burgers with equally healthy and delicious sides!

Pair with:

  • Sweet potato fries
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Baked asparagus
  • Greek, house, or caesar salad

Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers Recipe

Scroll to the bottom for the printable version of this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 diced jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings

  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • Ice burg lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  • Whole Wheat hamburger buns
  • Spicy ranch, mayo, or ketchup

This spicy turkey burgers recipe yields 6 burgers and can serve 4 to 6 people, depending on how hungry your family is! This recipe can be prepared, cooked, and ready to serve in about 1 hour.

Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burger Instructions

To get started on your spicy turkey burgers, first, gather your tools. You will need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula or spoon
  • Small baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Grill

1.) Prepare the Patties

In a large mixing bowl, combine all 11 of the dry ingredients (don’t add the turkey yet). Once the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined, add the ground turkey into the bowl and use your spatula or spoon to coat the meat. When the meat is coated, divide it into 6 compact, equally-sized patties.

2.) Chill the Turkey Patties

Line your small baking sheet with parchment paper then place the turkey patties on the sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to help patties hold their shape before grilling.

3.) Prepare the Grill & Cook Patties

Clean the grill and grease with vegetable oil by wetting a paper towel in the oil and rubbing it on the grates. Preheat the grill to high. Once the grill is heated, take the cold turkey patties and place them on the grill. Close the lid, cook for 5 minutes, and then flip and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

In the last 30 seconds of cooking, add pepper jack cheese slices to the patties to melt.

4.) Serve Your Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers!

Toast your whole wheat buns on the grill, then put the patties, condiments, and veggies on the burger and enjoy!


And there you have it! The Best Ever Grilled Spicy Turkey Burgers!

Be sure to stop by some of MomDot’s other turkey favorites:

Don’t forget to leave a rating or a comment to let us know how you liked the recipe! Thank you, and ENJOY!

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Best Ever Spicy Turkey Burgers
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

These spicy turkey burgers have just enough kick without being over the top - a flavorful, healthy alternative to traditional hamburgers.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
What You Need
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup Finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 Minced garlic cloves
  • 1 Diced jalapeno
  • 2 tbsp Fresh or dried chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
Toppings
  • 6 Slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 Sliced red onion
  • Ice burg lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  • 6 Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Spicy ranch, mayo, or ketchup
Instructions
  1. Prepare the Patties. In a large mixing bowl, combine all 11 of the dry ingredients (don’t add the turkey yet). Once the dry ingredients are thoroughly combined, add the ground turkey into the bowl and use your spatula or spoon to coat the meat. When the meat is coated, divide it into 6 compact, equally-sized patties.

  2. Chill the Turkey Patties. Line your small baking sheet with parchment paper then place the turkey patties on the sheet. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to help patties hold their shape before grilling.

  3. Prepare the Grill & Cook Patties. Clean the grill and grease with vegetable oil by wetting a paper towel in the oil and rubbing it on the grates. Preheat the grill to high. Once the grill is heated, take the cold turkey patties and place them on the grill. Close the lid, cook for 5 minutes, and then flip and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

    In the last 30 seconds of cooking, add pepper jack cheese slices to the patties to melt.

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