Clarissa Dickinson

Fiesta Turkey Burger

Clarissa Dickinson
Fiesta Turkey Burger

I first made this recipe exactly two years ago on Memorial Day Weekend and since today happens to also be National Burger Day, decided to bring it back! A classic turkey burger with a bit of a twist topped with tortilla chips, guacamole, pepper jack cheese and arugula.


Makes: 3-4 burgers                      Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped, sauteed onions
  • 1 clove garlic, sauteed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • Tortilla chips
  • 4 slices of pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 4 brioche buns

Step 1: Mix together all the ingredients until fully combined. Form patties and set aside.

Step 2: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat until warm. Add 1 tablespoon oil.

Step 3: Place burgers in the pan and cover. Cook on each side for approximately 5 minutes until fully cooked. Before removing them from the pan, top with cheese slices and cover for 1 more minute until melted.

Step 4: Place burger on top of bun, top with guacamole, arugula and tortilla chips.