These healthy turkey burgers are flavored with the Southwestern triad of chiles verdes, cumin and cilantro. We serve them here on tortillas, but traditionalists can go for a bun. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Steven Raichlen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Build a hot fire or preheat a gas grill to high.

  • Mix turkey with cilantro, scallion, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

  • Grill chiles until the skins are blackened and blistered, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let cool slightly. Scrape off the skin with a paring knife, slice lengthwise and discard seeds and stems.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Top with cheese and grill until it melts, about 1 minute more. Transfer the burgers to a platter. Quickly warm tortillas on the grill. Serve the burgers in tortilla halves with a chile and sour cream, topped with lettuce and/or tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; 22.9 g total fat; 9.2 g saturated fat; 121 mg cholesterol; 731 mg sodium. 454 mg potassium; 18.1 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 31.8 g protein; 1459 IU vitamin a iu; 110 mg vitamin c; 22 mcg folate; 256 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
A little messy to eat but over all delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is awesome! Not too spicy but not underseasoned (and you can always add more spices if you want to amp it up). If you're cutting carbs swap out the tortilla for a lettuce wrap: It's no less tasty. Great for a high-protein meal and utterly delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Surprisingly spicy flavor! Substituted ground chicken but taste was outstanding. Like they used the burrito wrap instead of a burger bun. Definitely will make these again! Read More