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Fourth of July Eatery Series: Spicy Turkey Burgers

Continuing the Fourth of July Eatery Series–in true patriotic fashion–we’re taking it to the grill.  We’re putting a spicy twist on the good ole’ burger with this easy to make recipe. 😀

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ¼ cup seeded, chopped banana peppers
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼ tsp season salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt

How to Make:

  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the turkey, peppers, and goat cheese. Season with season salt, cayenne pepper and ¼ tsp black pepper. Form the mixture into 4 or 5 patties. turkey burger stuffed patties
  3. Cook patties until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes on each side (internal temperature should be 180 degrees F).  spicy turkey done
  4. In a bowl, toss cilantro with avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, salt, and black pepper to make an avocado salsa mix.  avocado salsa collage
  5. Serve the burgers on whole wheat buns topped with the avocado salsa mix.spicy turkey feature

Coming in at approx. 554 calories/burger (232 cals per patty; 64 cals per scoop of salsa; and 130 calories per whole wheat bun), and chuck full of protein and good fats, it’s a surprisingly healthy way to celebrate America’s birthday!  Enjoy!


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