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Crunchy Taco Turkey Burger Recipe

Crunchy Taco Turkey Burger Recipe by Doug DuCap

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Here’s a burger that’s quick, tasty, and just a little bit different. Corn chips make a nice crunchy crust on these that add to the Tex-Mex flavors and the squash keeps them nice and moist inside.

These burgers are great pan fried, or if you have a crowd to feed you can double or triple the recipe and make a bunch of them in the oven all at once.

Here’s how to make the Crunchy Taco Turkey Burgers:


1 medium yellow squash (or zucchini), peeled
1 lb ground turkey
2 Tbsp minced dried onion
1 Tbsp minced pickled jalapenos
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp powdered bouillon (I used chicken, but beef or veg would be fine too)
1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed Frito-type corn chips (I used BBQ flavor but regular is great also)


Grate the squash on a fine hole grater. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can (either by wrapping in cheesecloth and twisting, or just taking a handful at a time and squeezing the heck out of it.)

Combine all ingredients except corn chips. Form into 4 hearty burgers, dredge in corn chips, and fry over medium heat in a very lightly oiled pan until cooked through.

Top with salsa and/or guacamole. Serves 4.


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