Chipotle Barbecued Turkey Burgers

Chipotle Barbecued Turkey Burgers

Grilled turkey patties with spicy chipotle barbecue sauce and cool guacamole become a healthy twist on a burger.Try Chipotle Barbecued Turkey Burgers today!


8 Nature’s Own Butter Hamburger Buns
1 cup ketchup
1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoon lime juice
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 medium or 3 small ripe avocados, cut in half and pitted
1⁄8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 packages (16 ounces each) Butterball® Fresh Turkey Burger Patties
Thinly sliced red onions


Spray cold grate of Big Green Egg with cooking spray. Set EGG for direct cooking at 350°F/177°C.

To make barbecue sauce, combine ketchup, brown sugar, peppers, vinegar, 2 teaspoons lime juice and garlic powder in a medium saucepan. Heat until sauce simmers for 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

To make guacamole, scoop avocado pulp into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until mixture is slightly chunky. Stir in 1 teaspoon lime juice and about 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside.

Season turkey patties with salt. Cook 5 to 6 minutes over medium heat. Turn patties and cook 4 minutes.

Reserve about half the barbecue sauce. Brush remaining sauce onto patties. Cook until patties are no longer pink in centers and meat thermometer inserted in centers reaches 165oF/74°C.

Meanwhile, toast insides of sandwich rolls. To assemble burgers, place patties on bun bottoms. Top with reserved sauce if desired. Add onion slices and guacamole.

Makes eight servings.

Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg and recipe courtesy of Nature’s Own Bread. For more information, visit