Tex Mex Turkey Burger

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers

America, meet Mexico.

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers-2

Yep, the perfect hybrid of spicy fiesta flavors and the great american classic to recharge your batteries (pun intended). Phew…I crack myself up.

But seriously, this burger was such a quick and easy way to vamp up (not in the twilight way) a weeknight meal. You don’t even have to open up a packet of taco seasoning, you can make just enough for your burgers!

Winner, winner, ey ey ey, turkey dinner!

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers-3

Tex Mex Turkey Burger


  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 4-5 hamburger buns
  • lettuce or spinach
  • 4-5 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin and pepper together. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, gently combine the turkey, egg and oats until just combined.
  5. Separate the meat into 4-5 balls, pressing down to flat 3 1/2 inch circles.
  6. Sprinkle the seasoning onto the burgers.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  8. To assemble the hamburgers, place the turkey burgers, cheese, lettuce and salsa on the hamburger buns.
  9. Enjoy with your favorite sides!

Servings: 4-5 burgers


  1. I tend not to make turkey burgers all that often because they can be a bit bland. With all the awesome spices and flavors in this one, I know it would be anything but bland! It sounds delicious and looks SO scrumptious. WANT! =)

  2. This looks great! I use a lot of ground chicken and am always looking for new ways to make it. I love that by adding a few spices you can create a totally different burger. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  3. I am so looking forward to burger season here! We don’t usually eat them much in the winter but hopefully it won’t be too much longer until spring arrives!

  4. These were delicious and I had most of the ingredients on hand. I used a pineapple-mango salsa for a sweeter tang and I definitely recommend using spinach over lettuch. I’ll be having these for lunch all week! <3

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