Saturday, May 14, 2011

Green Chile Turkey Burgers with Spicy Mayo

I made this recipe up last summer when a friend of ours gave us a home-canned jar of banana peppers that she grew in her garden. We were looking for excuses to eat them and they pair perfectly with these burgers!


1 lb ground turkey
1 can diced green chiles, drained
1 egg
1/2 c breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce, for serving
red onion, thinly sliced for serving
mild banana peppers for serving
4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Spicy Mayo:

1/4 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, green chiles, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. (You may need to add more breadcrumbs if the mixture seems especially wet.) Form into four equal patties and set aside.

  2. Heat grill to medium and place burger patties directly on grates. When patties release easily from grate, about 6 minutes, flip and cook another 5-6 minutes, until juices run clear.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together mayo, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Place burgers on buns and top with lettuce, onion, banana peppers, and spicy mayo. Enjoy!
This is one of our absolute favorite go-to meals! I make it at least every other week and they just never get old! Serve with a side of asparagus or baked sweet potato fries for an easy weeknight meal.

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