These are the BEST Mexican Turkey Burgers. Tender, seasoned turkey burgers + crunchy slaw, fresh pico, and a creamy avocado sauce make these perfect for an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner!
Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at Jennie-O. With their help, we’re bringing you some awesomely healthy and tasty burgers for your next grill out!
I think I’ve finally done it. I have officially created THE turkey burgers of alllllll turkey burgers: Mexican Turkey Burgers <– of course, because you guys know I ♡ Mexican food more than anything in the world, so why not make it in burger form.
I know you’re right there with me, though, so I know you’ll be just as excited about today’s recipe as I am.
And here’s the thing, I know we all love Mexican food, but often Mexican food is not the healthiest thing in the world and hellloooo it’s getting warm out, so swim suit season is upon us.
Have no fear, because today’s recipe is r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s.l.y. healthy, yet still completely delicious and full of all your favorite Mexican flavors.
Bring ooooooon the Mexican Turkey Burgers.
Trevor used to laugh at me – and by that I mean I’m talking like 2 weeks ago – because I wouldn’t go near the grill with a 10 foot pole.
For whatever reason, the grill used to terrify me. It was uncharted territory:
I have to turn on the gas?!
How the heck do I light this thing?!
Am I going to burn my food, because that flame looks crazy big!
But after a little – ok a big – push from Trevor, I faced my fears and started manning the grill and guess what?
I freaking love it.
I feel so accomplished when I get nice grill marks on the outside and tender meat in the middle.
So let’s break it down, because I know you guys are pumped about these Mexican Turkey Burgers.
#1: We’ve got the actual turkey burger.
This is the best part about today’s recipe, because Jennie-O already did the hard part for you – actually making and shaping the burger patties – with their Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties. How awesome is that?
Now you can have fun making the toppings, and perfecting your grill marks instead of mushing raw meat between your fingers for 20 minutes and still end up with lopsided patties. 😉 PLUS can we talk about how ONE of their patties is only 180 calories and is packed with 20 grams of protein?
Ummm yes please!
All you’re going to do to cook them is pre-heat your grill, grill ’em up for like 15 minutes, and you’re good to go.
Gosh I love how easy that is.
Delicious, tender, flavorful turkey burger. ✔️
#2 The Slaw
So crunchy and delicious. It’s just a simple combination of cabbage, cilantro, lime, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Toss everything together and that’s it!
Crunchy slaw. ✔️
#3 The Pico
Liiiike do I even need to talk to you guys about this anymore? You know this pico de gallo is my jam and I put it on everything. It’s fresh, it’s crazy flavorful. ‘Nough said.
Best pico ever. ✔️
#4 The Avocado Cream Sauce
Holy. Moly. This. Is. So. Good. Don’t ask questions, just make it. Who knew avocado, greek yogurt, lime, garlic, and salt could be so darn magical together?
Best burger topping ever. ✔️
To assemble: bun –> huge dollop of avocado cream sauce –> Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patty –> scoop of pico –> handful of slaw –> bun –> DONE.
This combo makes what I promise you is going to be the BEST Mexican Turkey Burgers you’ll have this summer. Tender, seasoned turkey burgers + crunchy slaw, fresh pico, and a creamy avocado sauce?
Perfect timing, too, because Memorial Day is right around the corner and you KNOW I’ll be stuffing my face with at least one of these Mexican Turkey Burgers. 🙂
Mexican Turkey Burgers Recipe
Equipment for this recipe
- 1 (1 pound) package Jennie-O Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties
- 1 cup pre-packaged coleslaw shredded cabbage
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 1/4 cup Cilantro minced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 avocado pitted and taken out of the flesh
- 1/4 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lime
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt to taste
- 4 burger buns
- Crumbled feta or cotija
- Cook patties according to package directions.
- Place coleslaw, cabbage, and cilantro into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and honey.
- Toss together slaw and dressing.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.*
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse together until smooth.
- Season with salt, to taste and serve immediately!
- Serve above ingredients in a bun with a sprinkle of cotija or feta and enjoy!
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.
Thanks again to Jennie-O for sponsoring today’s post!