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Tex-Mex Turkey Burger Recipe

Say "goodbye" to plain old burgers and make these delicious, mouth-watering Tex-Mex turkey burgers. Every bit as delicious as your typical burger with a mildly spicy blend of seasonings, avocado, and pepperjack cheese. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 486kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 avocados mashed
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 4 pepperjack cheese slices
  • ½ cup light mayo or sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 4 hamburger buns

Tex Mex Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Prepare the guacamole by stirring together mashed avocado and lime juice, and adding salt to taste. Set aside.
  • Stir together the spices for the Tex-Mex Seasoning. Divide in half.
  • Stir together mayo (or sour cream) and half of Tex-Mex Seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine ground turkey and remaining half of the Tex-Mex Seasoning. Mix well by hand, then form into 4 equal-sized patties.
  • Grill burger patties for about 6 minutes on each side over medium heat til browned and cooked through.
  • Top each patty with a slice of cheese, cover the grill and allow the cheese to get melty (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Assemble turkey burgers by slathering mayo sauce on the bottom bun, then top with the turkey burger patty, followed by a big dollop of guacamole, some shredded lettuce, and the top of the bun. Serve and enjoy!


Turkey burger patties: you will want to make your hamburger patties about the same width as your hamburger buns. If using pre-formed patties, simply rub the Tex-Mex Seasoning into both sides of the patty rather than mixing it into the ground turkey. 
Cheese swaps: provolone or colbyjack cheese also go great with this burger!
Make ahead: the burger patties and Tex-Mex sauce can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time and chilled. (The guacamole should be made immediately before serving.)


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1087mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg