Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Tomato Corn Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

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


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

For the burgers:

  1. Make the salsa: In a bowl combine all the ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Make the burgers: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  3. 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.