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Spicy BBQ Turkey Burgers Recipe

bbq turkey burgers
These spicy bbq turkey burgers are moist, juicy, and packin' some serious habanero heat. Don't be dismayed by the list of ingredients, chances are you have most of these ingredients on-hand. Try 'em and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Spicy BBQ Turkey Burgers Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 8)
Time: Under 1 Hour

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 fresh green chile peppers, diced

  • 1 medium red onion, grated

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 dashes of hot sauce (Recommend Marie Sharp's Fiery Hot Habanero Hot Sauce)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 tablespoon ground dry mustard

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 8 whole wheat buns

  • Directions for Grilling BBQ Burgers with Turkey

    1. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Direct heat, medium
    (350 degrees F)

    Direct heat, light ash, grate should be on lowest setting

    Direct heat, light ash, 3 - 4 inches deep, grate should be 2 inches above the fire

    2. Meanwhile in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the minced garlic and green chile peppers until the garlic has released its flavor and the peppers are tender (3 - 4 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients except the buns.Don't overmix. With a light touch, form into 8 spicy turkey burger patties no more than 1 inch thick.

    3. Lightly cut criss-cross marks into one side of each of your burgers. Refrigerate them until the grill is ready.

    4. Clean and lightly oil grill grate. Grill, covered, 30 - 35 minutes total, flipping once halfway through.

    5. Remove your burgers from the grill once they are at your desired level of doneness:

    Medium done (150 degrees F, slightly pink in the middle). Well done (160 degrees F, white all the way through).

    6. Allow them to rest a few minutes before serving to let the juices settle.

    7. These burgers are perfect topped off with some romaine lettuce and pepper jack cheese, served with a side of our grilled zucchini.

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