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The BEST Grilled Turkey Chorizo Burgers are made with only 4 ingredients and just a few easy to follow steps. You’re going to love this summery burger recipe! Turkey and chorizo come together to create a flavorful, juicy burger patty that’s topped off with perfectly melted pepper jack cheese. Add some avocado for an even brighter bite!

A turkey and chorizo burger with avocado is placed on a wooden cutting board.

Do I ever really get tired of eating burgers fresh off the grill in a backyard? Nope! However, it’s fun to switch things up from time to time. Instead of making your traditional beef burgers with all the fixings, next time you fire up the grill, consider making these deliciously summer-ready Turkey Chorizo Burgers.

Turkey burgers are pretty good all on their own, but adding chorizo really elevates them in an unforgettably good way. I’m sorry in advance – after you have one of these burgers, you may not be able to make regular turkey burgers again. The chorizo brings a salty, smoky, and slightly spicy element to the patties that really can’t be beat.

When you serve Grilled Turkey Chorizo Burgers, consider adding some pepper jack cheese and avocado on top. The pepper jack compliments the spiciness of the chorizo, while the avocado is a summery touch that keeps the burger from being too spicy. A tomato slice is delicious on top as well!

A grilled patty, cheese, and avocado are sandwiched between two buns.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ground Turkey – You can use lean or extra lean ground turkey. Both options will work just fine.
  • Chorizo Sausage – Any brand is fine to use.
  • Buns – While I typically opt for potato buns with these burgers, you can use whatever buns you prefer.
  • Pepper Jack Cheese – Pepper jack cheese is great for these slightly spicy burgers because it lends more heat to every bite. For a less spicy option, opt for cheddar or american cheese.
Avocado is smeared across the top of a cheesy burger patty.

How to Make Grilled Turkey Chorizo Burgers

For more detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Make the patties. Combine the ground turkey and chorizo in a mixing bowl. Form four 1/2 inch thick patties. Press down with your thumb in the center of each patty – this helps prevent them from puffing up while grilling.

Grill the patties. Place the patties in the center of the grill and cook them for about 7-10 minutes. Then lower the heat of the grill and add a slice of cheese to each patty. The cheese will melt in about 1 minute.

Assemble the burgers. Spoon some guacamole onto each of the bottom buns, then add a tomato slice. Top with the cheesy patty and top bun. Enjoy!

Several turkey chorizo  burgers are placed on a table with lime slices.

Common Questions

Are Grilled Turkey Chorizo Burgers spicy? The chorizo and pepper jack cheese both lend spiciness to the burgers, but it’s not a crazy amount of heat.

How long will the patties stay fresh? I recommend enjoying these burgers are soon as the patties are fresh off of the grill. If you do have any leftovers, they’ll stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 days.

What other toppings can I use? A slice from a heirloom tomato would be delicious on top of these burgers! Or a red onion as well!

A burger has been sliced in half.

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Turkey Chorizo Burgers

Ring in the days of summer with these flavorful burgers!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • ½ pound chorizo sausage
  • 4 brioche buns, cut in half and toasted
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Guacamole, for topping (homemade or store-bought)

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Equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat outdoor grill to high.
  • In a large bowl, gently combine ground turkey and chorizo then form four 1/2 inch thick patties and using your thumb, press down the center of the burger to keep the patty from puffing up when grilling.
  • In place the patties on the grill and cook for about 7-10 minutes or whenever the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the burger. Turn the grill to low heat and place the cheese slices on each patty and let it melt gently, about 1 minute.
  • To assemble the burger, spoon a heaping spoonful of guacamole on the bottom of the buns. Place the turkey chorizo patty on top then place the other half of the bun on top. Repeat with all the other burgers.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 burger | Calories: 594 kcal | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 20 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.01 g | Cholesterol: 234 mg | Sodium: 1373 mg | Potassium: 184 mg | Sugar: 0.1 g

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Course: Burger
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilling
Recipe Rating




Tammy Lynn

Sunday 9th of November 2014

These were great. I had pan fried mine but I know they would be even better cooked on the grill!

Julie

Monday 10th of November 2014

I'm glad you enjoyed these, Tammy! They're great either way!

Lynna

Friday 4th of October 2013

I love how adding avocado/guac transform a regular burger to something amazing. I haven`t had a good burger in awhile and this is definitely something I want now. Like, rightt now...

Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 6th of September 2013

This burger is amazing!! I just love chorizo and guac :)

JR

Saturday 31st of August 2013

I bet the chorizo adds zing to bland turkey. Will definitely try! JR

Julie

Saturday 31st of August 2013

Definitely will bring zing and extra flavor! Enjoy!

marla

Friday 30th of August 2013

Oh count mein for this burger party ~ love the chorizo idea!