Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Take a break from traditional burgers. Lots of spicy chiles, Monterey Jack cheese and salsa mix with ground turkey breast for burgers to serve to a crowd.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

3
lb ground turkey breast
1
or 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded, chopped
1
cup diced Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño chile peppers
3/4
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
12
hamburger buns, split, toasted
12
slices tomato
Additional Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix turkey, chiles, cheese, pepper and 1 1/2 cups salsa. Shape mixture into 12 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165°F.
  • 3 Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices and additional salsa.

Expert Tips

Cooking burgers over medium heat ensures juicy, well-cooked burgers; cooking them over high heat will cause burgers to shrink.

When you want to use chiles with a little less heat, choose poblano or Anaheim chiles instead of jalapeño chiles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
440 mg
440 %;
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
25 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
33 g
33 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
14%;
Calcium
16%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.