Turkey Burger on Toasted Butter Hamburger Bun

Chipotle Barbecued Turkey Burgers

Pair delicious Nature's Own Butter Hamburger Buns with grilled fresh turkey patties from Butterball®, then add a simple-to-make, pleasantly spicy chipotle barbecue sauce, crisp onion and cool guacamole for a grown-up twist on burgers. This tasty combo will be a hit at every cookout, and your friends will ask for it long after summer is over.

Total Time30


  • 8 Nature's Own Butter Hamburger Buns

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 3 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 medium or 3 small ripe avocados, cut in half and pitted

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) Butterball® Fresh Turkey

  • Burger patties

  • Thinly sliced red onions


  • Spray cold grate of grill with cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct grilling.

  • Meanwhile, to make barbecue sauce, combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, 2 teaspoons lime juice and garlic powder in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sauce simmers. Heat 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

  • To make guacamole, scoop avocado pulp into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until mixture is slightly chunky. Stir in 1 teaspoon lime juice and about 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Set aside.

  • Season turkey patties with salt. Grill 5 to 6 minutes over medium heat. Turn patties and grill 4 minutes.

  • Reserve about half the barbecue sauce. Brush remaining sauce onto patties. Grill until patties are no longer pink in centers and meat thermometer inserted in centers reaches 165ºF.

  • Meanwhile, toast insides of buns on grill.

  • To assemble burgers, place patties on bun bottoms. Top with reserved sauce if desired. Add onion slices and guacamole. Close sandwiches.