Spice up boring turkey burgers by creating incredible flavor with exotic spices and herbs. Enjoy on a toasted bun with desired fixings and spiced mayonnaise!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

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  • In a bowl, mix the ground turkey, garlic, ginger, chile peppers, red onion, cilantro, salt, soy sauce, black pepper, paprika, mustard, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into 8 burger patties.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place turkey burgers on the grill, and cook 5 to 10 minutes per side, until well done.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 24.4g 49% DV; carbohydrates 6.4g 2% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 83.9mg 28% DV; sodium 626.4mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
These are wonderful! Instead of making these as a burger, I rolled them into little meatballs, and served with whole wheat pasta, asparagus and a little extra virgin olive oil, and everyone gave them rave reviews! Will definately make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2011
I tried this & Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers - the same night. They have red pepper vs chipolte. I used 2 (well 2T pureed). It was the right amount for most people's taste. A little tame if you like spicy. On the other hand it may be that red pepper & chipolte are too strong for subtle turkey - so more may not be better just more. They (& Amy's) were okay just nothing special. Ranch; Garlic & Ranch; & Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers were better. Read More
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375 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 228
  • 4 star values: 106
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
These are wonderful! Instead of making these as a burger, I rolled them into little meatballs, and served with whole wheat pasta, asparagus and a little extra virgin olive oil, and everyone gave them rave reviews! Will definately make again! Read More
(144)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2005
FABULOUS!! Moist juicy and full of taste. I sauteed the chopped chiles onion and garlic in about 1 tsp olive oil just to soften before adding to meat. Used chiles from the garden that have just a touch of heat (not even sure what kind they are) so I also added a couple of dashes of hot (habanero) sauce which gave the burgers just the right kick. I had about 1.5 to 2 lbs of meat so I just sort of estimated the proportions of everything else. Also omitted the ginger (didn't have & not crazy about)and reduced the cumin as per other reviewers. Served them topped with pepper jack cheese on whole wheat buns with garden-fresh corn on the cob and sauteed zucchini. SUPER yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
I use this recipe regularly when my boyfriend and I are trying to cut fat. I use the ingredients as listed but increase the worchestershire because I like it! I've found that the smaller you chop the onion pepper and cilantro the less likely they are to fall apart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
These were SO good. I did not alter the amount of cumin and they were great. I did add extra garlic and cilantro - just because I love both ingredients. I substituted the green chiles with chipotle peppers instead and added a tablespoon of the canning sauce because I prefer that smokey flavor. I also went half and half on the soy and worcestershire sauce. I will be making these again very soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
The first time I made these I knew they had potential but I was overwhelmed by the paprika and red onion. Made them again last night and reduced the paprika to 1 1/2 Tbsp and red onion to 3/4 cup. PERFECT! Left my husband and brother both speechless (which doesn't happen often believe me!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2005
this was awesome. my husband absolutely loved these. i cut the cumin in half and i only had sweet paprika so i used that and i used a little more worcestershire sauce than the recipe called for and i also used the chili pepers in the can from old el paso. i also topped with a tbs of shredded mexican cheese. my husband and i are on weight watchers and this recipe was full of flavor. thank you food_diva. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2010
These are soooo good and didn't even taste like a turkey burger - I would however cut the amount of cumin in half next time. I can't wait to try this with ground beef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
Made a few minor changes like I don't like chili peppers and will add some red pepper powder if I wanna keep it spiced up but mostly left as is. First time I discovered they burned fairly easily grilling them so next time I just fried them in a pan. Not-burned these are great!:-) I liked the spiciness cause it's the only way to give turkey umph. Just put on a bun with a bit of mayo and loved it. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
I made half the recipe as is and changed the other half to suit other tastes (mostly mine!). The original received rave reviews but I liked the less spicy version I made omitting the ginger paprika cumin and replacing Worcestershire sauce with fresh-squeezed lime juice. I thought they held together nicely considering there wasn't the usual binding ingredients like bread crumbs and egg. Will make both versions again (this weekend in fact!) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2011
I tried this & Amy's Delicious Turkey Burgers - the same night. They have red pepper vs chipolte. I used 2 (well 2T pureed). It was the right amount for most people's taste. A little tame if you like spicy. On the other hand it may be that red pepper & chipolte are too strong for subtle turkey - so more may not be better just more. They (& Amy's) were okay just nothing special. Ranch; Garlic & Ranch; & Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers were better. Read More
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