This Hatch Pineapple Turkey Burger is one of the most scrumptious burgers ever! Filled with spicy roasted Hatch chiles and sweet fruit, it just doesn’t get any better!
There is so much good stuff going on here!
There are two main elements to this absolutely scrumptious burger. Juicy turkey and sweet and spicy Roasted Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa.
Hatch Chile Season
Remember, don’t miss out on Hatch Chile Season! The season goes all the way through September, and here’s a list from Melissa’s Produce of places all across the country where you can buy your chiles and have them roasted for you!
You can freeze the chiles once they are roasted and they will last for months. So really, in your home, you can keep this delicious season going all year long.
I hope you love these Pineapple Turkey Burgers as much as I do!
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
- Pineapple turkey burgers can be made with a store bought pineapple salsa to save time, and you can even use another fruit salsa. Mango or papaya would also be fun.
- I make these burgers in a cast iron skillet, but you can also use a grill. Just handle them carefully as they might be a bit more fragile than other burgers because of the salsa.
Melissa’s Produce sent me Hatch chiles for recipe testing.
More Scrumptious burger recipes:
Hatch Pineapple Turkey Burger
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ⅔ cup plus 3 tablespoons Roasted Hatch Chile Pineapple Salsa (click here for recipe)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- a few turns freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil for the pan
- 4 of your favorite hamburger buns
- 8 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, thinly sliced
- 4 large leaves of Romaine lettuce, washed and dried
- 1 small ripe avocado, peeled, thinly sliced
- Make the turkey mixture. Add the turkey to a large mixing bowl, and mix in ⅔ cup of the salsa (the recipe is here), and the salt and pepper.
- Shape the burgers. Shape the turkey into 4 burgers and place them on a large plate. (Handle them carefully, as the mixture will be somewhat fragile.)
- Cook the burgers. Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat.When the pan is very hot, add the burgers. You should hear a sizzling sound — if you don’t -- wait! You won’t get a nice caramelization and “crust” on the burger if it’s not hot enough. Sauté until the bottoms are nicely browned, about 3 minutes, then flip them over and reduce the heat to medium-low. Continue cooking just until the turkey is cooked through, about another 5 minutes.
- Assemble. Turn off the heat, distribute the slices of cheese between the burgers, cover the pan and let the cheese melt.Toast buns.Add a lettuce leaf and the remaining salsa to the bottom buns and top it with a cheese-topped burger. Then divide the avocado slices between them and close the burger with the top of the bun and serve!
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