Jalapeño Turkey Burgers
We had these awesome jalapeño hamburgers once at a family member's house. I am not quite sure of the brand, but they tasted great. After that, I started wondering how I could do this at home. Since I normally make my burgers with ground turkey, I thought, I will have to see how these jalapeño turkey burgers turn out.
The picture above illustrates how the burgers look when finished. Don't mind the massive piece of lettuce on this burger, the bottom of the bun is actually underneath it.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced
Paprika to taste
Salt to taste
Dice the jalapeño as small as possible. You want it to be fine so you don't bite into a huge chunk of jalapeño pepper once mixed into the burger patties. However, if you would prefer bigger pieces, feel free to chop it differently, according to your tastes.
Discard the seeds of the pepper.
In a bowl, add the ground turkey, jalapeño pepper, paprika and salt. I did not add too many other spices and seasonings since this was my first time making these burgers. I wanted to let the jalapeño pepper taste dominate the patty.
Mix all the ingredients together with your hands.
Form patties with the mix. One pound of ground turkey will make four patties. Place them in a baking dish. Bake in the over at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly.
I am always trying to come up with quick and easy recipes that are also creative. I must admit, this is one of my favorites. These came out really good, with a great kick of flavor.