Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burger

by Kevin on April 29, 2015 · 0 comments

Jal Cheddar Turkey Burger 3

Healthy AND tasty? WHHAAAAAT?

Yep. Super tasty. Takes a little bit of time and TLC, but absolutely worth it. Patti and I have really been making a concerted effort to eat healthier this year. Given my love of things like meat, bacon, fat, fried stuff, bacon, dessert and bacon – I find this a difficult commitment. This burger makes it a little easier.
Jal Cheddar Turkey Burger

So you can make this as spicy and cheesy as you want. I’ll include in the recipe box what I did, but you could add/subtract and end up with a great product. Next time I make it I’ll be increasing the jalapeno.

And I would highly recommend smoking these indirect for a while. It really does make a big difference with turkey burgers. The smoke adds a great flavor to these burgers. Yes, it takes more time, but turkey can dry out and is more bland than beef, so I really do recommend the smoke.

Jal Cheddar Turkey Burger 2

How deliciously cool do those look?? Yum. Give these a try soon and let me know what you think. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how good they turn out!


Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burger

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burger


  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped or 2 tsp jarred jalapenos
  • 4 cloves of smoked roasted garlic, smashed
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients and form patties.
  2. Set up your grill for indirect cooking/smoking.
  3. Smoke burgers indirect using pecan for about 25 minutes, or until internal temp hits around 140.
  4. Finish burgers by searing direct over coals for 2-3 minutes per side, until internal temp is 165.
  5. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings!

Leave a Comment

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Previous post:

Next post: