TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta

tamie joeckel Recipe

By tamie joeckel tamiejoeckel

20 Min
30 Min

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.

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
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

You May Also Like:



Regina Lucky toomanycookbooks
Jan 30, 2013
These look and sound delicious and a little healthy. I love a good burger, but will half to cut the recipe in half there's only 2 of us and 2# of ground is too much. Congratulations on your blue ribbon, thank you for sharing you recipe. Will definitely try these.
Sassy Daniel pelikia
Jan 29, 2013
This sounds really good. I can't eat red meat and this fit's the bill. Have to do with out the tomato's but with everything else I don't think I will miss them much. I need to find more recipes that have a lot of iron in them. Congratulation's and thankyou.
tamie joeckel tamiejoeckel
Jan 29, 2013
Thanks for all the gracious comments! Yes, I am sure these can be cooked like any other burger on the stovetop -- and baking or broiling would probably be great.
Linda Mel LindaM4
Jan 29, 2013
Darn typo. Can they be baked in oven (not over!)
Linda Mel LindaM4
Jan 29, 2013
I don't have grill. Can these be cooked stovetop also (or baked in over) or would that dry them out too much? They sound so yummy!!