Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Try these Cilantro Turkey Burgers as a healthier alternative to the traditional beef hamburger. Top with Chipotle Ketchup for a spicy kick.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/3-inch-thick patty.

Step 2

Heat a large grill pan or large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add turkey patties, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3

Remove 1 chile and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can. Reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Mince the chile. Combine chile, adobo sauce, and ketchup.

Step 4

Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each patty with 1 tablespoon chipotle ketchup and 1 lettuce leaf. Cover with top halves of buns.

Ratings & Reviews

lisa60's Review

May 29, 2014

musht99's Review

December 10, 2013
Made this last night!!! It is sooo moist and good.. Hubby ate two burger sandwiches cause it was that good

carolfitz's Review

September 03, 2011
These were great. Used a CL burger hint from Aug '11: add 2tbs olive oil per lb of ground turkey. Otherwise prepped ketchup and turkey to recipe & formed patties in the morning. Served with grilled red onion, slices of just-picked tomato and CL's garlic fries. Splendiferous.

colbob's Review

July 19, 2011
I have two of the pickiest eaters around (a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old). I've made these burgers twice and my son (3) has gobbled them up! I cautiously put 1/2 of one on his plate and ended up feeding him another half. My daughter isn't as enamored with them, but she ate her fair share. As for the adults, I LOVED them! I could eat cilantro by the handful, so I added more.

radiorobin2's Review

March 11, 2011
A good turkey burger, but not mind-blowing. Wouldn't serve it to company, but will certainly make again.

JJ1916ohio's Review

August 21, 2010
These were really, really good. I threw a little extra cilantro in because I love cilantro. I also added some garlic powder and some of my Spice Hunter Salt Free Mexican Seasoning. Served with chipotle sweet potato fries (season sweet potatoes with a light coating of oil, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper then roast) and the dinner was a hit. I would definitely make these again. I could even see making them as a slightly different option for a cookout. They were also super quick so they'd make a great weeknight meal especially if you formed the burgers in advance (the night before or before work etc.)

Rae418's Review

July 16, 2010
Loved this recipe! Even got raves from my husband, who thinks burgers made without red meat are a crime against nature. I did mix the ingredients ahead of time & let sit in the fridge overnight, as one reviewer felt this imparted better flavor. Very moist and flavorful, held together well. Grilled outdoors, so I brushed them with a little olive oil prior to prevent sticking. Also, used 2 chiles in ketchup, since we like it spicy. Will definitely become a go-to recipe for us. Neighbors that dined with us requested the recipe.

Melhoney1's Review

June 20, 2010
These were outstanding. I prepared them ahead of time and let them sit in the fridge covered for a few hours to let all the flavors blend together. MMMMMM the key word here. I served this with TJ's Garlic Fries.

teresajones13's Review

June 10, 2010
I was not a fan of turkey burgers until tonight. These were the most delicious burgers! They were full of flavor, and not at all dry. I cooked them on the grill, along with a pile of other vegetables. My kids loved the burgers too, although the ketchup was a little spicy for my youngest. I am adding this to my list of best recipes, and plan on serving it at the next barbeque party!

Chattys82's Review

May 21, 2010
WOW!!! There are no words to describe the greatness of this burger. I made some homeade (Cooking Light recipe) guacamole and put a good amount on top of lettuce and a slice of tomato in the sandwich. Delicious! I cooked the burger on the Foreman Grill for 5 minutes and it came out perfect. My boyfriend loved it too and he is usually against turkey burgers! He admitted that this one actually makes sense to make with turkey as opposed to read meat. I served with some homeade cooking light cole slaw and some frozen corn mixed with a little light butter, honey, and a little bit of that adobe sauce from the pepper used in the recipe. MAKE THIS!!!! One of the best recipes I've ever made.