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Chipotle Turkey Burgers

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Once upon a time, I made Nectarine Basil Salsa.

Once upon a different time, I made smoky and spicy chipotle turkey burgers and loved it. But my love wasn't pure because I was still dreaming of the Nectarine Basil Salsa.

So I played matchmaker, and (as you might have noticed from picture number one with the giant bite) I am superhappy with the results! You should be happy too, because this burger is low fat, high protein, and max flavor. And the salsa, well, we already talked about the salsa. I'm obsessed.

PS. This makes for a great meal stealer. Like when I make chipotle turkey burgers and steal the leftover turkey to make chipotle turkey tacos. That's what I call two for the price of one.

Chipotle turkey burger with overflowing toppings.
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Chipotle Turkey Burger


These chipotle turkey burgers are easy to make and topped with a nectarine-basil salsa. Perfect for an easy summer grill meal!


  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canned chipotles in adobo sauce (pureed)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Mix everything together until well incorporated. Add extra chipotle sauce or chili powder for more heat. Let sit for several hours or overnight.
  2. Form into 4 patties. Make a dent with your thumb in the bottom side of each burger. Dent side down, grill on medium high heat. Don't press on the burgers. Flip after a few minutes and cook through until no longer pink.
  3. Serve on a bun with smeared avocado and nectarine salsa!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: turkey burger, chipotle turkey burger, turkey recipe

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    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Thanks! 🙂 I am actually working on some photoshop/ food photography posts. I’m no professional, but I’ve learned a few tricks in the last year or two!

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    Oh my – those just look absolutely incredible. I have to remember to only visit your blog BEFORE I eat my meals because inevitably I get so jealous of whatever it is you’ve made!

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    YUM – I always think I want to make turkey burgers, but I just never do. My favorite is from Longfellow Grill… it has peanuts and jalapenos in it, along with other ingredients, too. So good. This looks simple and promising enough – I should give it a try! 🙂

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      I think I need to get to the Longfellow Grill asap! Peanuts and jalapenos – that sounds so good!

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    Nectarine salsa…YUM!

    Because I enjoy your blog so much, you’ve been tagged! Hope you’ll play along 😉

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    A girl after my own heart, these look perfect. My bf and I are big on turkey and chicken burgers and what better way to spice up a boring burger than with a little chipotle. love it.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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      I don’t know if you ever do pork burgers, but I also made these with ground pork and they were awesome!

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    Can’t wait to try these. I’m getting the peppers today and going to make these for the football game tomorrow…..I love turkey burgers and I loooooove spicy food. So this will be great…..good stuff. Thanks so much!!


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      Awesome! If you love spicy food, you should increase the amount of chipotle. It’s mildly spicy and smoky as is, but if you can handle the heat you might want to add more! Hope you like them!

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    Just made these tonight, complete with the nectarine basil salsa. SO amazing!!! Thanks Lindsay for the great recipes! These will be a regular in my house!