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Don’t these Jalapeño Turkey Burgers look amazing?! Top them with guacamole, pico de gallo and poached egg and serve with a side of sweet potato fries for an amazing Paleo dinner! #whole30 #paleo

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers!

I love a burger with a little kick to it and these juicy burgers have one! I use 85% lean ground turkey so the burger has enough fat so that it doesn’t dry out.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 1 pound ground turkey, I prefer 85% lean, it has more fat which makes for a better burger! If your ground turkey has excess liquid, be sure to set on paper towels to remove the juices.
  • 1/2-3/4 of one jalapeño pepper, minced (I like it hot so I use 3/4)
  • 1 medium size shallot, peeled and minced
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 a teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings: optional, see links in blog post for recipes

  • guacamole
  • pico de gallo
  • poached egg


  1. Note: The ground turkey I buy is the consistency of hamburger. If yours seems to have extra liquid, set on paper towels to drain juices.
  2. Place turkey, herbs, spices and lime in bowl and use hands to mix well.
  3. Form into four patties.
  4. Place pan on medium heat.
  5. Add olive oil to bottom of pan.
  6. When pan is hot, place patties in pan and cook for about 5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  7. Top with guacamole, pico de gallo and poached egg if desired!