By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


If you love turkey or chicken burgers and are looking for a new way to infuse some spicy flavor — here is the ticket! You can use whatever meat you like and pack it full of intense flavor with vegetables, herbs and spice. Don’t be scared off by the ingredients – you can make it as spicy as your audience likes, it’s very flexible.


This is great to eat with a bowl of soup or on a whole grain bun with arugula and chipotle mayo!



Chipotle Burger
  • 1 LB ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 large red bell pepper - fine dice
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper - fine dice
  • 1 sweet onion - grated
  • 1 red apple - grated
  • 1 jalapeño - fine dice (optional)
  • 2 scallions - fine chop
  • ¼ cup cilantro - fine chop
  • 1 T - chipotle powder
  • ¼ t - cayenne
  • s/p to taste
  1. Chop all of the vegetables - as fine as possible to mix with the burger
  2. Grate the onion and apple into the bowl that you will mix with the meat, so that you keep the juices to moisten the meat
  3. Add the other vegetables
  4. Add the meat and spice
  5. Mix thoroughly and divide into 6 - even patties
  6. Cook on hot grill or grill pan until cooked through, approximately 4 min per side


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