Spicy Turkey Burger

a homemade turkey-meat patty with lettuce, tomato, and onion
Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Number of Servings: 


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 12 cup medium salsa
  • 1 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 18 tsp ground cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Using your hands, shape mixture into six patties.
  3. Pan fry, grill, or broil until patties are done, flipping halfway through.
  4. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, and extra salsa.
Nutrition Info: 
With bun, tomato, onion, and lettuce: 210 Calories, 19 g Protein, 52 mg Cholesterol, 18 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 2 g Fiber, 7 g Total fat (2 g sat), 365 mg Sodium, ★★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, ★★★ Vitamin B12, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Folate, Iron


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