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Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers are moist, flavorful and will be your new go-to healthy turkey burger. Topped with a delicious and addicting curry tahini sauce that doubles as a dip for sweet potato fries.
Course Burgers, Dairy Free, Dinner, Grilling
Keyword turkey burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 216 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the burgers:
  • 1 pound 94% lean ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced (seeds included or leave out seeds if you don't like spicy food)
  • ¼ cup finely diced cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup, to sweeten
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons warm water, to thin sauce
  • To serve:
  • 4 buns or lettuce wraps
  • Red onion slices
  • Extra cilantro


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat or about 400 degrees Lightly oil grill grate.
  2. In a large bowl, add the lean ground turkey, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, turmeric, cumin, yellow curry powder, salt and pepper. Mix together with clean hands and form 4 large patties, about 1/3 inch thick. Sprinkle patties with a little more salt and pepper. Place burgers on the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until completely cooked and no longer pink. A meat thermometer should reach 165 degrees F.
  3. While the burgers are cooking you can make the sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, yellow curry powder, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Add water to thin, if necessary.
  4. Place each patty in a bun of choice or lettuce wrap, drizzle with a little sauce then garnish with red onion and cilantro, or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy. Makes 4 burgers.

Recipe Notes

To cook in a skillet or nonstick pan: Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to a nonstick skillet. Cook burgers over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or until no longer pink. Burgers are done when a meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger with curry sauce (no bun))
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.2g19%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 23.7g47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.