Chef on a Shoestring

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

On a hot summer day nothing is better then a nice juicy burger. But ground beef isn't the leanest meat in the world, especially when your trying to watch your weight. Using ground turkey is a nice alternative to using ground beef as there is a much lower fat content, and it will satisfy that desire you have for a nice juicy burger. Turkey burgers are infamous, however, for being crumbly and dry, and that is exactly what these southwestern turkey burgers aren't. A beaten egg acts like glue binding the ground turkey and bread crumbs, keeping the burgers intact from beginning to end. Cumin and Chile powder gives the burgers a southwestern flare that isn't too overpowering and keeps you comming back for more.


1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 Cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Garlic cloves mashed to a paste
1 Teaspoon chili powder
1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
2 Pounds ground turkey
1 Egg
1 Small onion minced
3/4 Cup fresh bread crumbs


In a small bowl stir together Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic paste, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste until sauce is smooth.

In a large bowl stir together turkey, onion, bread crumbs, and 1/2 cup sauce until combined well and form into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.

Heat up your Grill its almost time to eat!

Brush the burgers as they cook on the grill, keeping them nice and moist as they cook.

I hope to get my hands on some ground bison, I love bison burgers even more then hamburgers. To me I think they have more flavor and texture then ground beef, not to mention better for you. Happy Grilling!


  • Oh yes does this look good or what!!! I found another place with good "southwest/Mexican" recipes. Try it
    Guess what is for dinner;

    By Blogger Gaylene and Linda, at 2:51 PM  

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