Turkey burger

Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are full of flavor and a delicious change of pace from your typical burger. This easy recipe is great for a party or any night of the week.


  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 4 ounce can of diced green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 6 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Makes 6


  1. Combine all ingredients except hamburger buns in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Shape mixture into 6 burger patties
  3. Spray burgers lightly with cooking spray on both sides to keep them from sticking
  4. Place on a hot grill. Once the lower 1/3 of the patty is brown and the meat is easy to turn, FLIP ONCE, continue cooking until patty reaches an internal temperature of 160'F.
  5. Serve on toasted whole wheat bun with fresh toppings such as lettuce, red onion and a tomato slice.

Notes: Be mindful of toppings you may like to add to your burger that have carbohydrate. Barbecue sauce is a favorite but one tablespoon can have 5-9 grams of carbohydrate, so keep that in mind and add that into your total count. Mustard and low-fat mayonnaise are two very low carb condiment choices to add.

*The Nutrition Facts for this recipe INCLUDE a whole wheat hamburger bun (20 gram of carbohydrate)

Interested in other healthy burger ideas? Check out this Lettuce-Wrap Burgers recipe!

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Nutrition facts

Per 178g serving (makes 6)

  • calories: 264
  • cholesterol: 68mg
  • fiber: 6g
  • potassium: 359mg
  • protein: 23.4g
  • saturated fat: 2.1g
  • sodium: 661mg
  • sugars: 8.5g
  • total carbohydrates: 29.8g
  • total fat: 7.7g
  • trans fat: 0g
Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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