Turkey Chili Burger

Carla Hall
Servings: 4
1 to 2 hr

A great burger idea!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Turkey Chili Burger:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 cup onion (peeled, small dice)
  • 1 red bell pepper (top removed, small dice)
  • 1 jalapeno (top removed, seeded, minced)
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled, minced)
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground turkey (50/50)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried pinto beans (lightly mashed)
  • 6 Brioche rolls (toasted, to serve)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated, to serve)
  • 1 avocado (peeled, pitted, sliced, to serve)
  • 1 recipe Hot Sauce Sour Cream (to serve)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
Hot Sauce Sour Cream:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • In a medium saute pan, warm olive oil. Add onion, red pepper, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, dried thyme and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste, stir to combine, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, add turkey, beans, and cooled vegetable mixture. Mix with hands until mixture is fully combined. Divide mixture into 4 mounds and gently form each mound into a patty. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat a large nonstick pan over medium heat with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place patties into pan and cook, flipping halfway, for about 5-6 minutes per side or until turkey is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165ºF. During the last minute of cooking, divide cheese evenly amongst patties, and allow to melt.
  • To Serve:
  • Transfer patties to bottom buns and garnish each with avocado and hot sauce sour cream. Top with bun and serve.
  • For the Hot Sauce Sour Cream:
  • In a small bowl, add sour cream and hot sauce. Stir to combine and serve.
  • Tip: For a tasty twist, try with burger with ground beef, chicken, or bison!
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