Southwest Turkey Burgers

Servings 6 medium patties


  • for the burger patties-
  • 1.25 lbs. ground turkey {93/7}
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup sweet corn
  • 1/3 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprikatopping-
  • diced avocados
  • salsa
  • tomato slices
  • cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • lime wedges4-6 soft kaiser rolls or hamburger buns


  1. Place large skillet over medium heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon butter. Saute onions, red pepper and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn, black beans, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, sauteed vegetables, and seasonings. Divide into 6 patties {or 4 large patties}.
  3. In the same large skillet the veggies were sauteed in, place over medium high heat again and melt half the remaining butter {which should be 3/4 tablespoon}. Cook burgers in two batches until thoroughly cooked, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and place in oven to keep warm or serve immediately on buns with desired toppings.