Grilled Chili Lime Turkey Burgers are juicy and flavorful turkey burgers. Lean ground turkey makes this a healthy burger option when you want to grill dinner. They are an easy turkey burger to make- full of green chilies, lime zest, and chili powder along with other seasonings and spices.
1slice white or wheat bread crust removed, cut into ¼ inch pieces
4ounce can Diced Green Chilies -drained very well through a fine mesh sieve
1teaspoonlime zest -about 1 lime
1plump garlic clove minced
Favorite Toppings - see options listed below
Prep your charcoal grill with an even layer of white hot charcoals, or turn your gas grill to medium heat.
In a large bowl make a panade with the bread pieces, milk, lime zest, garlic, green chilies, chili powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
Form 4 equal patties. Pro Tip: Using your thumb or a small spoon place a small dent in the middle of each patty. This will prevent your burgers from shrinking into little hockey pucks.
Don't Skip This Step: Brush your grill grate AND both sides of the turkey burgers with a little olive oil. This will help the turkey burgers to not stick to the grill.
Grill your turkey burgers over direct heat for about 4-5 minutes per side. ** You must make sure they are cooked all the way thru and have an internal temp of 165 degrees. An instant read thermometer is a great tool to have when you grill!
Let the burgers rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Serving Chili Lime Turkey Burgers
Serve the Chili Lime Turkey Burgers on a bun with the toppings of your choice. I like pico de gallo, guacamole and lettuce. Here are some additional options:Melted pepper jack cheesePickled jalapenosSalsa Tomatillo Salsa or Grilled Tomatillo SalsaFresh Jalapenos for spice!A squeeze of fresh lime juicePickled banana pepper ringsRed onionsCrumbled queso frescoMelted Pepper Jack CheeseFresh sliced avocadoGrilled onion slices