Ground turkey has it rough in the reputation department. It’s notoriously dry and flavorless, especially in burger form, and it’s usually only preferred to beef when healthiness is a factor. But not for long! We can finally take back the bad rap of crumbly turkey burgers everywhere with these moist and juicy Tex-Mex-inspired patties, all thanks to a humble can of creamed corn. On the flavor front, we’ve got spices, herbs, veggies, cheese, and a chipotle mayo, so there’s no chance this formerly blank canvas is going to be a bland burger.
Make the mayo: In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, adobo sauce, lime juice, and salt. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Make the burgers: In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, creamed corn, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, mix together the ingredients just until combined. Shape the mixture into four patties.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then coat the skillet with cooking spray. Add the patties and cook for 5 minutes on one side, then flip them and cook until they are no longer pink and have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, an additional 10 minutes. Top each burger with a slice of cheese.
Spread a portion of the chipotle mayo on the bottom half of each bun. Top the mayo with a burger, then add lettuce, tomato, avocado, and the top half of the bun and serve.
Leftover creamed corn can be sealed in a plastic bag or airtight container and frozen for up to 1 month.