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I’m a big fan of turkey burgers, so I was delighted when they went on sale at the grocery store last week. I have no problem buying my own ground turkey and forming my own patties, but when patties are cheap, I’m all about that too. I’m not a huge fan of plain burgers, so I like to spice it up a bit! Of course, if you don’t like turkey burgers, you can always make this with beef!


  • turkey patty (or ground turkey formed into patty)
  • garlic powder
  • red cayenne powder
  • cheese (I used Cabot sharp cheddar since it’s lactose free!)
  • spinach
  • red onion
  • 2 pieces of bread
  • BBQ sauce

Spicy Turkey Burger Collage

I cooked a turkey patty for about 17 minutes on medium heat. Immediately when I put it into the pan I sprinkled garlic powder and cayenne powder into the pan and let it cook. I flip the patty over every five minutes to keep it from burning and to keep it cooking evenly. With 1 minute left on the clock, I put a few thin pieces of cheese on the burger, with spinach and onion on top. While this was heating up I toasted the bread. Put the patty on the bread and BBQ on top, and viola! A delicious spicy burger!

Now it’s your turn to share! Do you prefer beef or turkey burgers? What are your favorite toppings for burgers (no matter what I want onions on mine!)?