Turkey Burger X-treme
Turkey Burger X-treme

Suns out Buns out Baby! This turkey burger recipe delivers big on flavour and texture. And if turkey isn't your game - it works with whatever protein you like to burger it up with!


1.5 pounds ground turkey meat

1/2 red Onion, diced

2 cloves Garlic, grated

1 Tbsp Chilli powder

1 Tbsp Smoked paprika

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

1 Egg

4 Buns


2 Tbsp BBQ Sauce

1 Tbsp Mustard

1 Tsbp Mayonnaise

Optional Toppings

BBQ sauce

Crispy fried onions

Cooked bacon strips

Pickled jalapeños

Jalapeños Jack Cheese

Iceberg lettuce



  1. Place the onion and garlic in a frying pan over medium high heat and sautee until soft.  Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool.
  2. For the mayo, mix home made bbq sauce, mayo, and mustard reserve.
  3. Place turkey meat in a bowl.
  4. Add cooled sautéed vegetables.
  5. Add chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, brown sugar, salt and pepper.  Stir in an egg.
  6. With clean hands or gloves, shape the mixture into 4 equal sized burgers.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for 15-30 minutes before placing on the grill.
  8. Preheat the grill to High Heat.
  9. Rub the grates down with oil and place the burgers onto the hot grate. Do not touch.
  10. Cook for 4-6 minutes until the burger can be released easily from the grate without breaking.
  11. Flip the burger and cook for another 6 minutes until cooked through
  12. Top with slice of jalapeño jack cheese in the last minute of cooking.
  13. Top with bbq sauce and cooked bacon and pickled jalapeños.
  14. Cover with foil and allow to rest for a 5 minutes.
  15. Drizzle the bun with oil and place over the grill to toast.
  16. To build the burger, spoon burger mayo onto the top and bottom of bun.
  17. Add tomato and lettuce or whatever fixings you love.
  18. Dig in!

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