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Southwest Turkey Burgers
You can substitute the relish with pepper jelly but either should be found in condiment aisle. Recipe categories: Vegetables, Jalapeno, Meat, Bacon, Poultry, Turkey, Lettuce.

Category Entrée
Chef Rachael Ray
Contributor Jeremiah
Last Update 9/26/2012 5:04:44 PM
Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 15 min
Serves 4

arrow_right Turkey Bacon, 8 Slices
 arrow_right Ground Turkey Breast, 1 1/3 lbs
 arrow_right Garlic, 2 Cloves
 arrow_right Red Onion, 1 Small
 arrow_right Fresh Thyme Leaves, 2 Tbls
 arrow_right Fresh Cilantro Leaves, 2 Tbls Chopped
 arrow_right Bell Pepper (Green, Red Or Yellow) 1/2 Small
 arrow_right Serrano Or Jalapeno Pepper, 1 Small
 arrow_right Ground Cumin, 2 tsps
 arrow_right Cayenne Hot Sauce, 1 To 2 tsps
 arrow_right Grill Seasoning Blend, 2 tsps
 arrow_right Vegetable Oil Or Olive Oil, For Drizzling
 arrow_right Deli Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese, 1/2 lb
 arrow_right Crusty Kaiser Rolls, 4 Rolls
 arrow_right Sweet Red Pepper Relish, 1 Cup

Cooking Instructions

 finely chop garlic and veggies (everything but the Red leaf lettuce)
 Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until crisp
 Wipe excess grease from pan and return skillet to heat
 While bacon cooks, combine turkey meat, garlic, shallot or onion, thyme, cilantro or parsley, bell pepper, serrano or jalapeno pepper, cumin, hot pepper sauce, grill seasoning or salt and pepper
 Divide mixture into 4 equal mounds then form meat into patties
 Drizzle patties with vegetable oil to coat
 Cook in skillet over medium high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side
 Place sliced cheese over the patties in the last 2 minutes of cooking, use 1 or 2 slices for each patty, as you like
 Pile cooked cheeseburgers into buns
 Spread sweet relish or jelly on bun tops and set red leaf lettuce into place, using the relish or jelly as glue
 Top cheeseburgers with 2 slices of cooked, crisp bacon or turkey bacon and lettluce
 Then serve with tortilla chips or tossed salad

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