Turkey Taco Burgers

A new twist on Taco Tuesday and your old turkey burgers! Burgers are one of the most versatile dishes; you can infuse them with any ingredient or flavor profile. The combinations of fixings, sauces, and cheeses are endless, and such a fun way to get creative in the kitchen! This recipe uses some staple pantry ingredients and comes together in no time. Great for making on the grill or over the stove top, both turn out delish! By combining an avocado and a couple scoops of your favorite salsa you have a hearty and healthy condiment for your turkey taco burger, yum!

Bonus recipe alert! With the same leftover ingredients used in this burger recipe, you can make this Fiesta Ranch Salsa Dip to serve along side. Perfect dip for some tortilla chips, or go ahead and just dip your burger in there too, why not?!

Turkey Taco Burgers

Servings 4 burgers
Author Laura Doerr


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/2 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/2 package ranch seasoning dry mix
  • black pepper
  • 4 tbsp salsa
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lime juice of lime
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • tortilla strips optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, black pepper to your liking, and 2 tablespoons of salsa. Divide meat mixture into 4 equal portions and form burger patties.  
  2. Place patties on a preheated grill or stove top skillet, and cook over medium heat. Flip after about 6-7 minutes, and continue to cook for another 6-10 minutes or until cooked through. Turkey should cook to about 160 degrees. Cooking time may vary depending on grill temp and stove.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, in a small bowl combine avocado, juice of 1/2 a lime, and the other 2 tablespoons of salsa. It is OK if it is chunky like guacamole. This would also be a good time to whip up the Fiesta Ranch Salsa Dip posted in this blog post!
  4. During the last couple minutes of cooking time for the burgers, top with pepper jack cheese and melt.
  5. Spread the avocado mixture on the buns, and assemble burgers with desired toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and crispy tortilla strips. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you would like more of a spicy burger you could add some cayenne pepper to the meat mixture, or top it off with some sriracha!

These heat up great for lunch the next day too!

This same recipe would work with ground beef or chicken if you prefer those over ground turkey.

If you are planning ahead and plan to make the Fiesta Ranch Salsa Dip, I would recommend making that earlier in the day, or even the night before. The flavors need time to combine for the best flavor results!



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