Nacho Turkey Burgers

Inspired by my favorite dish (nachos!), these burgers are perfectly juicy and cheesy.  The flavor is spot on but these are a heck of a lot healthier than the original.  If you’re looking for more of a flavor-punch, substitute extra sharp cheddar cheese or add a few tsp of minced jalapeños.  If you don’t have a grill pan any old saute pan will do, you just won’t have those fun marks.

Yield: 8 small burgers; Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 lb 94% fat-free ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 grams crushed tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup medium, chunky style salsa
  • 3/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese blend
  • 1 tsp evoo
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • guacamole (optional)
  • sliced cheddar (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg, chips, salsa, and cheese until a homogenous mixture is achieved.  Use your hands to shape into 8 equal-sized patties.
  2. Heat evoo in a grill-pan over medium-high heat.  Working in small enough batches as to not overcrowd the pan add patties to pan.
  3. Cook burgers until browned and fully cooked through; 5-8 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve cooked burgers and top as desired.

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