Fiesta turkey burgers have just 4 basic ingredients but create a little flavor explosion in your mouth! Add your favorite taco toppings and dig into these juicy, fun and delicious burgers!
This post is part of BurgerMonth.com and grill giveaway with a group of fellow food bloggers and burger lovers. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We are inching closer and closer to the long holiday weekend and I am OH SO READY!
We don’t have any big plans – hopefully head to the pool a couple of days, grill out a lot, maybe get together with some neighbor friends, have a movie night with the kiddos, etc. – but I just love that a long weekend is stretched out in front of me. 💕
Today we continue to celebrate my undying love for burgers. Non-beef burgers that is.
Surely you remember my BBQ chicken burgers, cheddar chicken burgers and my zucchini turkey burgers. Or maybe you adore my Greek turkey burgers with tzatziki sauce or my spicy pork burgers with mango salsa. 🍔❤️🍔❤️
(Don’t even get me started on veggie burgers and how much I adore those.)
And today’s fiesta turkey burgers combine my love of all things taco with my love of turkey burgers.
Oh, and my love of toppings because there are endless options here!
Basically, these create a little flavor explosion in your mouth, which is pretty impressive since they have just 4 basic ingredients!
That’s some winning summer fun in my book!
Juicy turkey burgers with taco sesaoning and melted cheese on the inside, plus all your favorite taco toppings that you can pile on top: more cheese, pico de gallo or salsa, avocado or guacamole, sour cream or Greek yogurt – you name it!
(And I do name it – see the notes below and the recipe card for my full menu of topping ideas. Pick your very favorites or go crazy and load up with all of them. The more the merrier, right?)
All together, these fun and festive burgers are sure to be a new favorite. ❤️
PLUS, I’m joining with a group of other food bloggers who love and adore burgers to celebrate BURGER MONTH in May!
Better yet – you have a chance to win a grand prize of Weber Spirit II E-310 gas grill plus tons of other weekly prizes of food and grilling tools. 🎁 You can enter below the recipe card in this post and fill out additional entries (and get all the delicious prize details) at BurgerMonth.com.
A few notes on these fiesta turkey burgers:
- I use ground turkey (93% lean) but you could substitute ground chicken or ground beef if you prefer.
- I use homemade taco seasoning but you could substitute store-bought.
- You know I love me some toppings! Here’s a few ideas to get you started: Melted cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (or Pepper Jack), shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and/or salsa and/or sliced tomatoes, pickled jalapeno slices, pickled red onions, sour cream or Greek yogurt, sliced avocado or guacamole, crushed tortilla chips
- You can serve these turkey burgers in a regular bun or make a lettuce wrap if you want to be low-carb (and/or gluten-free).
Need a few sides to round out your meal?
Happy burger month everyone! I hope you find some new burger favorites and I hope you win the big giveaway! Remember, you can enter below – see just underneath the recipe card – as well as at the main BurgerMonth.com website.
Last thing: I’m taking Monday off for the Memorial Day weekend but I’ll be back next Thursday with a new recipe. Have a wonderful holiday weekend if you’re in the U.S!
Fiesta turkey burgers
Fiesta turkey burgers have just 4 basic ingredients but create a little flavor explosion in your mouth!
- 1.3 lbs. ground turkey (I use 93% lean)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 tablespoon canola oil, for cooking
- Burger buns or lettuce for lettuce wraps
- Melted cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (or Pepper Jack), shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and/or salsa and/or sliced tomatoes, pickled jalapeno slices, pickled red onions, sour cream or Greek yogurt, sliced avocado or guacamole, crushed tortilla chips
In a medium bowl, combine turkey, garlic, taco seasoning and shredded cheese and mix until just combined. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. (I make mine just under an inch thick.)
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add oil.
Add burgers to pan and cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes, then flip and continue cooking until done, about 5-6 minutes more. If you are adding sliced cheese to your burgers, you can do that when you flip them, so it melts.
Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Then add desired toppings and enjoy!
I use ground turkey (93% lean) but you could substitute ground chicken or ground beef if you prefer.
I use homemade taco seasoning but you could substitute store-bought.
You can serve these turkey burgers in a regular bun or make a lettuce wrap if you want to be low-carb (and/or gluten-free).
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 320kcal Calories from fat 178|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 20g||31%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
P.S. A huge thanks to the #BurgerMonth sponsors, American Lamb Board, Anolon, Cabot Cheese, Melissa’s Produce, Microplane, New York Beef Council, Red Duck, Spiceologist, Veal Made Easy, and Weber Grills.
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