Friday, April 20, 2012

Chipotle BBQ Burgers with Slaw

It's grilling time! It seems that last summer, we didn't use our grill that much and I love doing meals on the grill. I hope to find more grilling recipes this year and take advantage of the nice weather and eat outside.

I'm not much of a beef eater so I try to substitute turkey a lot. I've tried turkey burgers before but it was always bland and too dry tasting. This recipe was originally a beef recipe. You can find the original here. But I think this one is good with turkey as long as you don't overcook them. I changed some things on the slaw part. I didn't think the original recipe had enough. I like to serve them with sweet potato chips or seasoned sweet potato fries.

Chipotle BBQ Burgers with Slaw

1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 T barbecue sauce
1 T chopped chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
20 oz package lean ground turkey
1 large egg
4 cups cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw
3 T reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 T reduced-fat sour cream
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
hamburger buns

Combine first 6 ingredients. Divide mixture into 5 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Grill patties until no longer pink inside.

Combine coleslaw and next 6 ingredients (through pepper) in a large bowl; toss well. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1/2 cup coleslaw mixture and top half of bun.


  1. I am a beef lover but these are excellent with turkey!

    BTW, the food photos on this blog are taken right before we eat it up!


  2. I LOVE chipotle. Definitely going to try these if it ever warms up enough to use the grill! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These aren't too spicy so if you like it spicy, add a little more chipotle.

    And a good tip with the extra chipotles since I never use them all before they sit around too long. I freeze the extras with the sauce in a ice cube tray. (about a tablespoon for each cube) Then when they are frozen put them in a ziploc bag. They will be ready the next time you need one!

  4. These look so good! I'm definitely putting them on the rotation for this summer. Yum!