Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

1 egg, slightly beaten (or 1/4 cup of egg beaters)
1/4 cup finely crushed nacho flavor Doritos
3 TB finely chopped green sweet peppers (opt)
3/4 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pound lean uncooked ground Turkey or ground chicken
2 oz Pepper Jack Cheese
4 hamburger buns
1 avocado, sliced
4 lettuce leaves
1/4 cup bottled salsa

In a medium bowl stir together egg, tortilla chips, sweet pepper, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add turkey and mix well. Shape turkey mixture into four 3/4 inch patties.

Grill patties on the barbecue or in the oven on broil. We've tried both and we prefer the broiler. The barbecue makes them a little drier. Top burgers with cheese and cook until cheese melts.

Serve burgers on toasted buns; top with mayo (if desired), avocado, lettuce and salsa


  1. I tried this recipe tonight. It had really good flavor. I did have a problem with the meat being really sticky, so I ended up adding about twice as much chips as called for. The problem could have been that I didn't crush the chips finely enough. Next time I will put them in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them, rather than trying to crush them by hand.

  2. The meat is a little sticky. It isn't that you did anything wrong. When we are shaping the patties, we usually spray our hands with pam first so that the meat doesn't stick to them. You need all the moisture so they aren't dry after they are cooked.



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