2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Cuban Turkey Burgers

Cuban Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

1 pound ground turkey breast

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon orange juice

½ lime, juiced

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

safflower or canola oil for oiling the grill grates

4 whole-wheat buns hamburger buns

accompaniments: lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced and cored tomato, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, pickles


1.Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. (Or just before you’re ready to cook the burgers, heat a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until it’s hot.)

2. Combine the turkey, granulated garlic, cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes, orange juice, lime juice, and cilantro in a large bowl and work the mixture with your hands just to mix. (Do not over mix or the burgers will be tough.) Form the meat mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.

3. Grill patties for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until they’re just done. Remove the patties to a platter, cover them loosely with foil to keep warm, and set them aside to rest for about 5 minutes.

4. Place the buns cut-side down on the grill (or in the grill pan or toaster) for 30 to 45 seconds to toast lightly.

5. To assemble the burgers, lay a couple tomato slices, red onion and lettuce on the bottom of each bun and place the burgers on top. Top each burger with 1 slice of Swiss cheese.



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2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm