It is amazing how quickly the weather can change, last week we were sweltering here in Seattle and now the air has an autumn feel to it, reminding me that my favorite season is just around the corner. So far I have resisted the urge to light my pumpkin spice candle keeping in mind that summer is still in full swing. It is a good thing too because I am not willing to give up grilling just yet. And I would be lying if I told you that this juicy turkey burger topped with crunchy jalapeno bites had nothing to do with it .
I chose to use ground turkey in this recipe for a couple of reasons. One, I prefer the flavor of ground turkey over ground beef so I always have some on hand. Two, because turkey is a little healthier for you I felt slightly less guilty about the cheese and fried jalapenos on top. But feel free to use whatever kind of meat you’d like.
You will notice that this recipe serves 2-4 and that is because you can either make the burgers into 1/2 pound burgers, 1/3 pound burgers or 1/4 pound burgers. Whatever size patty you decide to make, keep in mind that while the burgers will shrink up a little, they do keep their original size a little better than beef burgers because there is not as much fat to cook off. Ryan and I make 1/3 pound burgers and they were quite filling.
Serve these with grilled veggies and macaroni salad for the perfect summer meal. Enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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