Chipotle Baked Turkey Burgers

I have not been one to eat turkey burgers. Turkey is something you really need to season or it can be bland. These turkey burgers are my first that I have tried making at home, and we have added them to our regular menu for months because they are that good. I have had to play around with the chili pepper to figure out the right amount for my husband and I, so you will need to do the same. The difference between chipotle and regular cayenne chili pepper is flavor and the heat. If you choose to use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos, you may need to use less so the burgers are not too salty. Coconut aminos is a great substitute for soy sauce when you do not want to consume soy. Enjoy!

3 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil
1 Tbsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce (soy sauce will be salty so maybe less)
1 tsp. chipotle chili pepper or regular cayenne (or less)
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley
1 lb. ground turkey

Chipotle Mayonnaise:
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. chipotle chili pepper or regular cayenne (or less)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (grease if using foil). In a large bowl, whisk together all the burger ingredients except the ground turkey until combined. Add the turkey, mix until just combined. Do not over mix to avoid tough burgers.

Divide and shape mixture into four burgers. Place onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, then turn oven to broil. Place the burgers under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until browned. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Combine the mayonnaise and amount of chili pepper. Top burgers with the mayo and any desired toppings like avocados and salsa.

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