Turkey burgers are always a delicious alternative to red meat and are perfect for throwing on the grill for a summer meal. You can add any ingredients to get different flavors.
Today I made Cheddar Turkey Burgers With A Jalapeño Pesto. I usually add grilled jalapeños into the ground meat, but today I’m trying a pesto sauce on top. It was really delicious and pretty spicy. The recipe below is for 2 burgers.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 large fresh jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
- 1 large garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Kosher salt
- 1/2 pound of ground turkey (or any beef)
- 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
- Freshly ground pepper
- 2 buns
- Olive oil, for brushing or Spray
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
What to do:
For the Sauce:
In a blender, combine the fresh jalapeños with 3 tablespoons of cilantro, the garlic, lime juice, water, and a large pinch of salt and ground cumin. Puree sauce until smooth.
For the Burger:
Mix the turkey with the cheese and the remaining cilantro in a medium bowl and sprinkle with cumin.
Make two patties about 3/4 inch thick and season them with salt and pepper.
Bring your fire to medium-hot and brush the grates with some olive oil if you’re using a grill. Grill the burgers for about 10 minutes, 5 minutes on each side. When they are done, remove them from the grill.
I cooked inside, so I baked the burgers in the oven for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees F. Then browned them in the pan stove top for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Spray or brush your buns with oil and toast them in the oven or grill for a few minutes.
Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of the buns. Spoon some of the jalapeño sauce on the burgers and top with lettuce, and serve.