Sassy Turkey Burgers

Ground pork adds juiciness and flavor to these turkey burgers that get extra zing from salsa and jalapeno peppers.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Grill:
14 mins
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Sassy Turkey Burgers

Ingredients
1
tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1/4
cup seeded and finely chopped fresh jalapeno peppers (2)*
1/4
cup bottled salsa
1 1/2
pounds uncooked ground turkey
1/2
pound bulk pork sausage
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
hamburger buns, split and toasted, if desired

Directions

  1. For the salsa topping, in a small bowl combine tomato, 14 cup of the chopped onions, jalapenos, and bottled salsa. Cover and chill until serving time.
  2. For the burgers, in a large bowl combine turkey, pork sausage, remaining 34 cup onions, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper. Shape burger mixture in six 34-inch-thick patties.
  3. For charcoal grill place patties on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in patties registers 160 degrees F, turning once halfway through grilling. For gas grill preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above. Top burgers with salsa mixture. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*

Hot chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves and avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. If your bare hands touch peppers, wash your hands well.

Nutrition Facts

(Sassy Turkey Burgers)
    Per serving:
  • 430 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 5 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 117 mg chol.,
  • 772 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 30 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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