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The Best Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Super flavorful, moist and packing a serious southwestern flare! These Southwestern Turkey Burgers are everything you want in a weeknight dinner in just 30 minutes. Serve them on toasted burger buns or a bed of lettuce with all the toppings!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil spray optional
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 tablespoons mayo or aioli
  • 1 small vine tomato sliced
  • red onion sliced
  • 1/2 avocado smashed


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, greek yogurt, egg, breadcrumbs, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and form into 4 patties.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray with olive oil. Place the patties in the hot pan and cook for 10 minutes, then flip and finish cooking for 5-8 minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Toast your buns and put together! Spread some mayo on the bottom bun, then top with a cooked turkey patty, add lettuce, onion, tomato, then add avocado to the top bun and serve!