These Green Chile Turkey Burgers can't be beat for a fast, flavorful weeknight dinner. Ready in about 30 minutes and full of southwest flavor. BudgetBytes.com
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Green Chile Turkey Burgers

These Green Chile Turkey Burgers can't be beat for a fast, flavorful weeknight dinner. Healthy, ready in about 30 minutes, and full of southwest flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Total Cost: $11.72 recipe / $2.34 each
Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 19 oz. pkg ground turkey $4.49
  • 4 oz. can diced green chiles, drained $0.69
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced $0.13
  • 2 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded $0.61
  • 5 hamburger buns $2.91
  • 1 large tomato (optional) $0.95
  • 1 large avocado (optional) $1.50

Instructions

  • Place the ground turkey, green chiles (drained), sliced green onions, shredded pepper jack, cumin, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients until well combined. Divide and shape the mixture into five patties. The mixture will be fairly wet.
  • Cook the burgers in a skillet, on a grill, or using an indoor grill like a George Foreman, until they are cooked through (internal temperature of 165ºF) and well browned on the outside. Cooking time will depend on the method, size, and thickness of your patties. 
  • Serve each patty on a bun with a slice of tomato, a couple slices of avocado, and a smear of mayonnaise.

Notes

Use an instant read thermometer to make sure your burgers are cooked through.