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Jalapeño-Lime Turkey Burger with Smoked Mozzarella

Low PotassiumHigh Protein Egg-FreeNut-FreeNo ShellfishAmericanTurkeyLunchDinner
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Serves 8 (1 serving = 1 burger)
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories407 cal
  • Total Fat22 g
  • Saturated Fat7 g
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol94 mg
  • Sodium435 mg
  • Carbohydrates20 g
  • Protein32 g
  • Phosphorus399 mg
  • Potassium378 mg
  • Dietary Fiber0.9 g
  • Calcium273 mg


  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño,* finely diced
  • juice of 2 limes and zest** of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon French’s® Worcestershire sauce, reduced sodium
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 8 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 8 slices of mozzarella cheese with skim milk


Topped with smoked mozzarella cheese, these juicy grilled turkey burgers are filled with bold flavor from tangy lime zest—and jalapeños for a hint of heat. Delish!


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Form 8 equal-sized turkey burger patties and lightly brush them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. In a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat half of the canola oil on medium-high (a George Foreman® grill may also be used).
  3. Cook the burgers for 5–7 minutes per side, flipping once or until an internal temperature of 165° F is reached with an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Top each burger with about 2 tablespoons of cheese and melt in a toaster oven or an oven set to broil.
  5. Serve each turkey burger on a toasted bun. (If using a George Foreman® grill, once cooked, unplug the grill and add cheese to the burger. Leave the grill open and allow the cheese to slightly melt.)