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Chipotle Turkey Burger

An electric grill with burgers inside, and a plate with a Chipotle Turkey Burger on a bun with chips.

This simple chipotle burger recipe is a great way to eat a quality meal without spending hours over the stove. Chipotle peppers, caramelized onions, and a hint of lime zest work together to give this chipotle turkey burger a gourmet taste in less than thirty minutes.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 ½ lbs. lean ground turkey
4 chipotle peppers with adobo sauce from a can, minced
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1 ½ tbsp. grated lime zest
Salt and pepper
8 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
8 hamburger buns

Add oil to a large skillet; heat over medium heat. Add onion and stir frequently for 15 minutes (onion should look golden brown). Pour vinegar into the skillet and stir it in. Remove from medium heat, but keep it warm!

Now, preheat the grill to medium high heat. While it’s warming up, combine the turkey, chipotle, cilantro, garlic, lime zest, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, using your hands to really mix it well. Form the mixture into eight patties.

Set the burgers on the grill and cook for five minutes on one side, and then four minutes on the other. Put the cheese slices on the burgers and grill for another two minutes—burgers should be cooked through!

Put the burgers in the buns and top with the onions. Add condiments as desired. Delicious!

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Published on Aug 14 2015

Last Updated on Nov 01 2018

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