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Quick Stuffed Cheesy Jalapeño Turkey Burger

Quick Stuffed Cheesy Jalapeño Turkey Burger

Ingredients for 4 burger patties

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 1 lb 93% ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped and partial seeds removed for spiciness
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (from a taco seasoning packet)
      • 2 teaspoons chili powder
      • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
      • 1 teaspoon cumin
      • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or more/less to taste)
      • 1 teaspoon sea salt
      • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 41g cheese OR 2 sticks of strong cheese (I used cheddar & mozzarella swirl string cheese)
  • Burger Garnish
    • whole wheat bun OR Romaine lettuce leaves
    • lettuce
    • tomato
    • onion
    • mayo OR fresh avocado


Step 1

Fire up your grill!

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together turkey, seasoning and chopped jalapeño. Evenly divide the meat into 4 large balls and set aside.

Step 3

Slice each piece of string cheese down the middle, and then in half.  This should create 4 pieces of cheese for every stick of string cheese, so 8 pieces total.

Step 4

Take one of the balls of meat and divide it in half.  Form a patty in your hand, then place 2 of the chopped pieces of string cheese in the center of the patty and cover it up using the remaining meat.  Repeat.

Step 5

Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes, flipping them halfway through.  The meat should be brown and there should be NO visible pink pieces. (Note: you can also cook these on a nonstick skillet using a little spray olive oil.)

Step 6

Build and garnish your burger and enjoy!

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Prep 5min
Cook 15min
Total 20min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!