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Rio Grande Turkey Burger

Rio Grande Turkey Burger

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These burly grilled burgers are packed with Southwest flavor!

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat grill for direct heat cooking method according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. In bowl, combine turkey, oats, egg, dried onion, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Divide turkey mixture in half. On 2 pieces (10 x 11 each) of wax paper, shape each half of turkey mixture into 6 inch diameter circles. Arrange half of green chili strips in spoke pattern over 1 circle of turkey mixture. Top with cheese slices leaving a 1/2 inch border around outside edges. Lay remaining green chili strips in spoke pattern over cheese. Carefully place remaining patty on top of chili strips. Remove wax paper. Press turkey layers together to seal.
  3. Lightly grease grill rack. Invert turkey burger onto grill rack; remove wax paper. Grill 8 minutes per side or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached on meat thermometer. To serve, cut burger into quarters. Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.
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Delicious! Loved it! Great to eat without a bun for a nice, low carb meal!

The Big Green Egg Rules

My entire family, including a 4 year old enjoyed this reciepe. We did make a couple of changes, the green chilies were grilled and placed on top and we used a spicy pepper jack cheese. The cummin and chili powder really came through (maybe becuase my 1/2 teaspoon measuring is by sight and very liberal, the burgers were quite moist and the oats added to the texture. We will make these agian very soon


This is an amazing tasting turkey burger!I don't think I'm ever going to eat a beef burger again! And definitely not a plain one!!! Thank you!