Green Chile Turkey Burgers

Green Chile Turkey Burgers

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 green chiles, such as Hatch, New Mexico or poblano
  • 4 slices pepper Jack cheese (about 1 ounce each)
  • 2 8- to 10-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas, halved
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • Lettuce & tomato for serving


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  1. Build a hot fire or preheat a gas grill to high.
  2. Mix turkey with cilantro, scallion, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Shape into 4 patties, ½ inch thick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  3. 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.
  4. Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°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 information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 395 calories; 23 g fat(9 g sat); 3 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 121 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,459 IU vitamin A; 110 mg vitamin C; 256 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 731 mg sodium; 454 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (183% daily value), Vitamin A (29% dv), Calcium (26% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 high-fat meat, ½ fat

Reviews 1

July 01, 2017
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By: mjselbi
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!
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