Get ready to enjoy turkey burgers again because these gluten-free chipotle turkey burgers are juicy and full of flavor. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures. This recipe has been updated and improved.
If you’re in the mood for a spicy and juicy turkey burger, then I’ve got a recipe for you. These gluten-free chipotle turkey burgers are so tasty that my son begs me to make them often, especially in the summer when burgers are in high demand.
To keep these turkey burgers juicy, I recommend pan frying them in a little oil vs. grilling them. Ground turkey is lean to begin with, so when you put it on the grill, all the juices and fat falls into the grill, leaving you with a dry turkey burger.
If you’re ready to enjoy turkey burgers again, here’s what you need to do to make these delightfully spicy chipotle turkey burgers.
How to Make Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Gather the following ingredients to make your turkey burger patties. You’ll need:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 heaping tablespoons of canned chipotles in adobo sauce (about 1/2 of a 7 ounce can)
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
Combine the turkey, garlic, chipotles, chili powder, salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large bowl and mix, by hand, until the mixture is well blended. I recommend using disposable gloves.
Form the meat mixture into four even patties and set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of avocado in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the turkey patties and cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes until cooked through and the outside is nicely browned.
Serve the patties naked (no bun) or with a gluten-free bun and your favorite burger toppings.
Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
When it comes to gluten-free hamburger buns, there aren’t a lot of options. And the options that do exist aren’t easy to find, nor as tasty as one would hope.
If enjoying a gluten-free hamburger bun, I recommend heating it in the toaster oven before eating it. Heat will help soften the bun and make it less crumbly and more enjoyable to eat.
Brands that make gluten-free hamburger buns include:
- 365 gluten-free dinner rolls (Whole Foods)
- Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free hamburger buns
- Schar gluten-free hamburger buns
- Trader Joe’s gluten-free hamburger buns with sesame seeds
- Udi’s gluten-free hamburger buns
Again, I’m not over the moon about gluten-free hamburger buns, and generally find them dry. Instead, I enjoy my turkey burgers naked or lettuce wrapped, but when you’re craving a bun, these options will suffice.
I served my gluten-free chipotle turkey burgers with Canyon Bakehouse hamburger buns, slices of avocados and red onion, and a large slice of tomato. I also served it with roasted russet potatoes and ketchup. Yum!
You might enjoy these recipes too:
- Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash (Slow Cooker)
- Easy Black Pepper Stir Fry with Ground Turkey
- Gluten-Free Sloppy Joe Recipe with Ground Turkey and Mushrooms
- Gluten-Free Mini Turkey Meatloaves Recipe
Gluten-Free Chipotle Turkey Burgers
- Combine the turkey, garlic, chipotles, chili powder, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the avocado oil in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands until the mixture is well combined. Form the mixture into 4 burger patties. (Use disposable gloves, if possible). Set aside.
- Heat a large non-stick pan with 2 tablespoons of avocado oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, place the patties into the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until each side is browned and the center cooked through.
- Serve burgers with gluten-free hamburger buns (see notes for recommendations) and your favorite toppings.