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Jalapeño Cheddar Guacamole Turkey Burgers with Crispy Onions

Delicious turkey burgers with added spice
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hand held food, spicy burger, turkey burger
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 991kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 pound ground turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 slices smoked gouda or cheddar
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 2 avocados lightly mashed
  • juice from 1 lime
  • chipotle mayo and fresh cilantro, for serving

Crispy Onions


  • 1. Preheat the broiler to high. Place the jalapeños on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Broil until charred all over, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool and then seed and chop the jalapeños.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the jalapeños, turkey, cheddar, panko, egg, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until just combined and then shape the mix into 4 even size burger patties.
    3. Preheat the outdoor grill or grill pan to high. Grill the burger for 5 minute per side or until cooked through. During the last minute of cooking add the cheese slices. 
    4. To assemble, spread the chipotle mayo on the bottom of each bun. Top with a burger, avocado, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Add the crispy onions (recipe follows) and cilantro. EAT

Crispy Onions

  • 1. Heat a large pot of oil until it reaches 375 degrees F. or until a pinch of flour sizzles when sprinkled over the pot.
    2. Add the sliced onions to a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over top. Use your hand to submerge the onions in the buttermilk. 
    3. To a shallow bowl, add the flour and a pinch of salt. Remove a handful of onions from the buttermilk and place them into the flour mixture. Coat the onions in the flour mixture, and then tap them on the inside of the bowl to shake off the excess. Carefully drop the onions into the hot oil. With a spoon, fiddle with them a bit just to break them up. Watch the onions closely as they cook quick! After about 1 or 2 minutes, they should be golden brown, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
    4. Repeat with the remaining onion slices. Onions are best served right away, but can be reheated in a 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. *Watch closely, making sure they do not burn.


Calories: 991kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 1321mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 25.3mg | Calcium: 583mg | Iron: 6.7mg