Taco Seasoned Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

This one's most literally a mouthful.

A beautiful, Tex-Mex-flavored mess of a mouthful. What could be better!

AND tomorrow is Cinco de Drinko... and those drinkos will require munchies. Tacos are amazing... but what about some taco-flavored burgers?! Let's mix things up like a margarita!

Remember that Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole from Monday? It's like a national requirement that you make some to pile high on these buns.

I wish I would have made a double batch of these because they've since evaporated all too quickly. It's been days since these spicy juicy burgs have graced my mouth...

The struggle is real.

Make these and fiesta all night long... or until the guac runs out.

Taco Seasoned Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers (GF)

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins + toasting time | Makes 4 burgers

tex-mex burger patties
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbs. red salsa (I prefer a chunkier salsa like Pace) 
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (mild or medium), divided in half
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 cup corn tortilla chips 
to serve
  • sliced jalapenos
  • chopped cilantro
  • cotija cheese mixed with lime juice 
  • toasted hamburger buns (I used gluten-free) 
  • roasted jalapeno guacamole 
The Steps
  1. Mix burger patties: In a medium bowl, combine first five ingredients for the burger patties (only using half of the taco seasoning packet). Fill a ziploc bag with the tortilla chips, seal, and smash into small crumbs. Place ground turkey and tortilla chip crumbs into same bowl as mixture and combine, making sure to not overmix. Mixture should be sticky but firm. Divide the bowl into four and shape each 1/4th of the mixture into a patty; place onto a sprayed cookie sheet. Sprinkle second half of seasoning packet onto the top of the four patties. 

  2. Grill patties: Heat a grill pan over medium heat and brush with canola or vegetable oil. When hot, place patties onto pan, making sure to not move once they are set (this will form your grill marks!). Cook for about 4-5 mins each side or until they are nice and charred. Remove from heat and tent with foil. 

  3. Top burgers! To build your burgers, start with your toasted hamburger bun, top with either cotija cheese mixed with lime juice or roasted jalapeno guacamole, then burger patty, then more cheese or guac. Finish off with fresh jalapenos, cilantro and another toasted bun. Can dip into salsa or enjoy on it's own!
If you make this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, let me know what you think + be sure to tag any pictures with @TheSavvySpoon or #TheSavvySpoon on Instagram!


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