Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers with Black Bean-Pineapple Salsa and Chipotle Honey Mustard by Mom De Cuisine

Whew, that title is a mouthful but the recipe is actually fairly simple. In fact, it is sort of a repeat on this blog. One of my very early blog posts (almost three years ago!) was my awesome Tex-Mex turkey burgers. I’ve changed up the recipe a bit, and the photography ALOT. In fact, that post was somewhere in the beginning of my photography journey. I was at the point of realizing I wanted, no needed, to improve. Since then I have improved (just LOOK at those images! Yikes!!!) but I am still enjoying the journey. I read books, pour over blogs, and take workshops. I see no end in sight, and week-by-week strive to be a better photographer. Although some days I feel as though I’ll never be good enough, but honestly I feel pride when I look back at how far I’ve come.

Tex-Mex Turkey Burger Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Condiment, Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
Region American



  • 1lb Lean Ground Turkey Meat
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Jalapeños
  • 1 bunch Cilantro (stems removed)
  • 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce (plus one tablespoon of adobo sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 4 Slices Pepper-Jack Cheese


  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 Small Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (stems removed, chopped)


  • 1/2 cup Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo Sauce (from can of chipotles in adobo)



Step 1
Comine the onion, garlic, chipotle, adobo, cilantro, and jalapeño, and salt in a food processor. Process into a paste.
Step 2
Combine the paste with the turkey meat, being careful not to over mix it. Let marinate for at least one hour, but up to 24 hours.
Step 3
Form turkey meat into patties. Grill burgers until cooked through about 15 minutes, flipping occasionally. Top with pepper-jack cheese the last 5 minutes of cooking.


Step 4
While burgers grill, combine salsa ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use


Step 5
While burgers are grilling, combine mustard ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use

Assemble Burgers

Step 6
To assemble burgers, grill buns 2-3 minutes. Generously slather grilled buns with mustard. Place patties on buns, and top with salsa. Serve immediately.

The written and photographic in this article are reference and redaction from http://momdecuisine.net/2014/06/09/tex-mex-turkey-burgers-black-bean-pineapple-salsa-chipotle-honey-mustard/