A Cuban-inspired burger made with ground turkey, chorizo, chopped onions, spices, melted gruyere, homemade shoestring potatoes, and guava BBQ sauce served on toasted hamburger buns.
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Cuban-Inspired Chorizo Turkey Burgers

A turkey burger recipe made with chorizo, onions, spices, gruyere, shoestring potatoes, and homemade guava BBQ sauce on toasted hamburger buns.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Keyword: burgers, chorizo, turkey, turkey burger recipe, turkey burgers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 802kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


Chorizo-Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 links chorizo casting removed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices gruyere cheese
  • 4 toasted hamburger buns

Shoestring Potatoes

  • 4 large russet potatoes cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Guava BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup guava paste cut in pieces
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, add ground turkey, chorizo, garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes. You can also do this the day before.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a bowl, toss together shoestring potatoes, paprika, salt and pepper. Transfer shoestring potatoes to a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Careful not to burn. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, make the guava BBQ sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the guava paste with the vinegar, rum, tomato paste, lime juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced, about 15 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Remove chorizo turkey burger mixture from fridge. Form into 4 patties. In a hot skillet, add olive oil. Cook patties, over medium-high heat, until browned about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, until they are all cooked through. Melt a slice of gruyere on top of each patty.
  • Serve chorizo turkey burgers immediately on toasted hamburger buns with guava BBQ sauce and shoestring potatoes. Enjoy!


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g