Turkey Chorizo Mini Burgers

Whenever Andrea goes to Hungary I ask her to bring back Hungarian sausage for me. I ask for one and she brings 100. Okay that might be an exaggeration, but she does bring back a lot of food. The question then becomes what can I do with all this food to use it and so it doesn’t go bad.

With Hungarian sausage you can slice it and have it with some fresh paprika as a little snack or you can make Andrea’s basic scrambled eggs, or my rustic sweet potato hash. But I wanted to find yet another use for these Hungarian sausages and I created this turkey chorizo mini burger. I named it a chorizo burger because I think most people will be able to find chorizo which is also a great substitute, but of course I made mine with Hungarian sausage. If you’re using chorizo you need to be sure to get the fresh chorizo and not the dried one.

I also made some roasted sweet potato, simple guacamole and some salad as a side for these mini burgers. It’s just perfect as a summer lunch. I love the fact that these mini burgers are really versatile and even with the sides I made you can present it in different ways. I made an actual burger and used the sweet potato as the buns, or simply as a big bowl of salad with everything on it and it’s awesome as a lunchbox. You could also have it for breakfast with some veggies. Or make it ahead and take it to the beach as a little snack. See what I mean here, the possibilities are endless.

I’ve also included my simple recipe for the guacamole below, but this is something that changes per dish. Like this time, I added tomatoes, but other times I won’t and instead I might add a jalapeño pepper. It all depends what it is an accompaniment for and the flavor profile I want to add to balance out the dish. I’ve also made a mango guacamole before which brings a little bit of sweetness with the spiciness of the pepper. Let me know how you experiment with your guacamole in the comments below.

Turkey Chorizo Mini Burgers

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Author: Kyara


Turkey Chorizo Burger

  • 500 gram minced turkey
  • 100 gram Hungarian sausage or fresh chorizo
  • 1 paprika finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Sides (optional)

  • 2 big sweet potato peeled and sliced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Mix salad leaves


Optional sides

  • If you are making the optional sides, start by preheating the oven to 180°C. If not skip ahead to instructions for the turkey chorizo mini burgers.
  • Place sweet potato discs on a baking sheet and lightly drizzle with coconut oil and some salt.
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes while you are working on your burgers.
  • Before serving you can make the guacamole, by mixing the avocado, tomato, lime juice, onion and salt in a bowl.

Turkey Chorizo Mini Burger

  • Add the finely chopped, paprika and onion together with salt and oregano in a bowl and mix everything.
  • Remove the casing of the sausage and chop it as small as possible.
  • Add the minced turkey with the sausage to the bowl and mix everything together. I like to use my hands as I will shape the burgers by hand anyway.
  • Make 15-16 mini burgers, rolling into balls and slightly press down to create a burger.
  • Heat up a pan with coconut oil (I use iron cast pan that browns it nicely).
  • Place burgers in the pan and cook for 1,5 minutes on each side. Place on a kitchen towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Repeat process till you have cooked all burgers.
  • Serve burgers on a bed of mixed salad leaves with guacamole and roasted sweet potatoes.