Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

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Yield: Makes 6 burgers
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes


  • 1 large lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 6 tostada shells, warmed
  • Toppings: salsa verde, crumbled queso fresco
  • Garnish: lime wedges


  1. 1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grate zest from lime to equal 1 tsp. Cut lime in half, and squeeze juice from lime to equal 1 Tbsp.
  2. 2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a medium skillet 1 minute. Add corn, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until corn begins to brown. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in lime zest, lime juice, avocado, cilantro, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  3. 3. Combine turkey, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Gently shape mixture into 6 (4-inch) patties.
  4. 4. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve on tostadas with corn mixture and desired toppings.
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