These Honey Jalapeño Turkey Burgers are juicy and flavorful, served on a toasted bun with fresh sweet corn salsa and a quick avocado lime crema. Easy to make, optionally dairy and gluten free and perfect for a family friendly end of summer dinner!
How to Make Honey Jalapeño Turkey Burgers
A turkey burger loaded with all sorts of fresh toppings is one of my favorite summer meals. I love these Honey Jalapeño burgers because they’re the perfect balance of savory and sweet with just a little kick from the jalapeño.
The patties are simple, just some lean ground turkey, chopped onion, garlic, jalapeño , a few spices, salt and of course, honey. Use a rubber spoon to mix everything together and form the mixture into about 3 or four patties. I like to oil my hands because ground turkey can be a bit sticky.
For perfect patties, use your hands to form a slight well in the center of each one. This prevents them from shrinking too much as they cook and ending up too thick in the middle.
My favorite way to cook burgers is in a nonstick pan with a bit of oil. A grill would work well too, but make sure you oil the grates beforehand. I do not recommend using a cast iron pan or anything without that nonstick coating. Turkey burgers don’t have a high content so they will most likely stick.
These burgers are quick, they take just about 5 minutes on each side. Depending on how many you made with the mixture, it may be longer or shorter. If you are unsure if they are done, cut one open and see if the inside is still pink.
What’s Avocado Crema?
This Avocado Crema is a delicious creamy sauce that goes perfectly with our turkey burgers. It’s made in the blender with a whole avocado, some sour cream or yogurt, cilantro and lime juice. I used an unsweetened coconut yogurt as a dairy free option and it turned out great!
What to Serve with Honey Jalapeño Turkey Burgers
Let’s start with the bun. My favorite way to toast a hamburger bun is in the pan where the turkey burgers cooked. Just slice them down the middle and add a bit more oil to the pan. They’ll fry in all those delicious pan drippings and take on some of the flavors from the burgers. Toasting also works too.
Also, corn salsa. Storebought is fine, but if you have access to fresh sweet corn, definitely make your own. The crunch and sweetness of the corn adds so much to these burgers. It’s really easy to make and goes well with lots of other dishes if you have any extra!
More Recipes to Try:
- Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Tacos
- Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Salad
- Ginger Peach Meatballs with Coconut Rice
- Smoky Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries