Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Tonight the final 4 contestants on American Idol are singing one hit wonders so I decided to experiment with some of this year’s hottest food fads.

The Atkins Diet has spawned a plethora of all meat food crazes and now every burger joint offers the anti-burger…a bunless mound of meat.

So for tonight’s Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers I’m going with a delicious southwestern seasoned turkey burger on soft and creamy butter lettuce.

Check out tonight’s recipe on Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks Blog!

Happy Eating!

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers 


  • 20 oz package lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp red bell pepper, diced (plus some for garnishing)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chile in adobo, seeds removed
  • 1/4 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado, large dice
  • 2 tbsp red onion, large dice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Combine the turkey and next 8 ingredients, through the black pepper, in a large bowl and mix until well combined.

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Score meat into 8 even sections.

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Form into 8 small patties.

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

Heat a grill top or outdoor grill over medium high heat.

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers


Grill 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through.

Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers

While the meat is cooking combine the mayonnaise, chile and adobo sauce in a small bowl and mix until well combined.

Top a piece of butter lettuce with a turkey burger plus a tablespoon of the mayonnaise. Top with the red onion, avocado, red bell pepper and sprinkle with the cilantro.

Bon Appétit!  



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