I’m going to share one of our family favorite recipes today.  I got this recipe from my sister-in-law who is a wonderful cook.  I have made these for lots of friends and family and anyone who tastes them has asked for the recipe.  Don’t be scared by the jalapeno.  I don’t like lots of heat and the jalapenos just add some flavor.

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 lbs. of ground turkey (Don’t use more than this.  I like to use the ground turkey breast if you can find it, or the leanest you can find.)
1 jalapeno chile
2 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
2 TBLS mayonnaise
course salt and fresh ground pepper
Desired toppings:
cheddar cheese
bbq-ranch mayo sauce (recipe below)

You’ll want to heat your grill to medium-high.

Now for the jalapeno.  If you want your burgers to be flavorful but not hot you will want to remove the ribs and seeds.  If you want a little heat than you can leave in the seeds and ribs.  Play around with it and see where you want it.

Chop up your jalapenos!  I chop mine pretty small cause I like to have a little crunch everywhere!

In a medium bowl, place the turkey, jalapeno, cheese, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, 1 tsp coarse salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Mix gently with a fork to combine, being careful not to overwork the meat, which would make the burgers dense.

Gently form meat into 4 equal patties, about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.  Press thumb in the center of each atty to make an indentation to keep the burgers flat during grilling.

Grill the burgers about 5-8 minutes on each side.  You can toast the buns while the burgers are cooking.  Add the desire toppings and enjoy!

Now one of the best parts of this turkey burger is the bbq-ranch-mayo sauce.

You’ll just combine equal parts of bbq sauce, ranch, and mayo.  I slather this stuff on the toasted top bun and will sometimes even dip my burger in it.  It’s that good!

I hope you enjoy this.  Let me know if you try it and how you like it!


  1. I have been making this exact recipe for some time and we LOVE it. Everyone I serve this to has loved it and, quite frankly, I like it better than beef burgers (and that’s really saying something!). 🙂

  2. Whitney B Says: April 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I can’t wait to try this! Our family only eats turkey burgers and I always make them myself because the premade ones are icky. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My favorite burger recipe is similar adding bread crumbs, mozzarella and BBQ sauce. I’ll have to give this a try it sounds delish!

  4. What side item do you normally serve with burger?

  5. Just made these tonight for my hubby and I. We are HUGE beef eaters and we LOVED these!!! Soooo flavorful and good!! They will definitely be making a routine run in our dinner menus! Thanks a million!! 🙂

  6. heather Says: March 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Made these tonight because I had some left over ground turkey I wanted to use up and they were SO good! I added chopped onions, seasoning salt, and garlic powder though to give it some extra oomph. Definitely recommend this recipe!

  7. Janice McMurry Says: June 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    This is the most delicious turkey burger recipe I have ever had! I didn’t alter the recipe and found it very moist, with lots of flavor. My husband said it was a winner!

  8. This is one of the best burgers we have had. My whole family loves them especially the ranch/bbq/mayo sauce. Thanks for sharing. Great recipe.

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