TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta

tamie joeckel


I love ground turkey, but I had to come up with a way to keep the lean meat moist and flavorful. Tex Mex flavors evoke memories of home in South Texas. And when my grandkids liked this burger, I knew I had a winning combo! I'll grill up both mini and regular burger patties. The girls love Mimi's "baby burgers" and these made as sliders are their fave! For the heartier appetites of the "real men" I grill thick, juicy patties that make everyone smile. Even the men who only eat beef in my family will devour this turkey burger! And I just feel good serving them.

★★★★☆ 9 votes
20 Min
30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum! A really great turkey burger with tons of veggies, terrific flavor and a scrumptious cilantro aioli! There's no way your team's not winning when you serve this one...


2 lb
ground turkey
6 slice
turkey bacon, browned and drained
1 large
poblano, anaheim or red bell pepper
1 medium
white or yellow onion, diced
2 Tbsp
olive oil, light
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
2 Tbsp
ground chili powder
1 pinch
salt and pepper to taste
1 pkg
romaine lettuce leaves
2 large
tomatoes, sliced
2 large
3/4 c
1/3 c
fresh cilantro
1 dash(es)
hot sauce
8 slice
pepper jack or cheddar cheese (optional)
1 pkg
large burger buns
2 Tbsp
spicy mustard


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy