Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Tomato Corn Salsa

Total Time:
1 hr
20 min
15 min
25 min

4 servings

  • For the salsa:
  • 5 tablespoons corn, fresh or frozen, defrosted and grilled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove put through a press
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • For the burgers:
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 pound ground turkey
Creole Seasoning:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and store in airtight jar.

  • Yield: approximately 1 1/4 cup

  • Make the salsa: In a bowl combine all the ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Make the burgers: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a non-stick pan cook the onion and red pepper in 1 teaspoon of the oil for 5 minutes and let them cool. Mix the vegetables with the with the seasoning and turkey and form the mixture into 4 patties. In a non-stick pan heat the remaining oil over moderately low heat until it is hot, add the burgers and cook for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the burgers to a baking pan and bake them in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until they are cooked through. Top each burger with salsa.

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