Mexican Turkey Burgers with Guacamole

These burgers had great flavor (which isn’t always the case when you’re using turkey).  They also had *fantastic* toppings.  The toppings were so good that I went bun-less.  Not even lettuce for this burger!  Paired with my Mexican Cauliflower “Couscous”, this was a seriously low-carb meal!

I adapted my recipe from here.  I added some spice and used guacamole instead of just avocado on top.  Speaking of guacamole, have you come across this at your local Trader Joe’s??

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It’s awesome!  And so affordable!  For just $3.99, you get everything you need to make a decent portion of creamy guacamole.  The kit includes 2 avocados, 2 plum tomatoes, 1 lime, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 jalapeño, and 1 teeny tiny onion.  It’s a steal!

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I digress…

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Start the burgers by preheating your Cuisinart Griddler (or grill/grill pan) to medium-high…

  • Mince up 1 jalapeño and ½ a red onion.

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  • Combine the minced veggies with 1¼ pounds ground turkey in a large bowl.

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  • Season with a little black pepper, cumin, and chili powder.

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  • Pour in 4 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.

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  • Mix well, and divide into 4 equal sections.

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  • Form each section into a patty.
  • Place on the grill.
  • Let cook for about 7 minutes, then flip.

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  • Add 1 slice of sharp cheddar to each burger.  (I cut each slice in half and placed the halves in a cross on each patty to cover the entire burger.)

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  • While the burgers continue to cook (about 7 more minutes), get to work on your toppings.

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(Ignore the lettuce.  I ended up not using it.  Go for it though if you’d like!)

  • Make the guacamole by mashing the avocados in a container and adding all of the chopped veggies.  Season generously with salt and squeeze in the lime juice.

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  • Slice the remaining half of the red onion and half of a tomato.

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When the burgers are fully cooked, place each on a plate.  (Feel free to use a bun if you’d like!)

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Top with some guacamole.

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Then add a tomato slice.

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Finish with a slice of red onion.

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Enjoy!

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Mexican Turkey Burgers with Guacamole (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS:

For the burgers:

  • 1¼ pounds ground turkey
  • ½ red onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices red onion

For the Guacamole:

  • 2 avocado, chopped and mashed with a fork
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high.
  • In a large bowl, combine the turkey, red onion, jalapeño, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix well, then form into 4 patties.
  • Place the patties on the grill.
  • Cook for about 7 minutes on one side.
  • Flip the burgers and top each with a slice of cheddar.
  • Cook until done, about 8 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the guacamole by combining all ingredients in a bowl.
  • To serve, start with a burger.
  • Spread on some guacamole.
  • Top with slices of tomato and red onion.

*Serve on a regular bun or on a “lettuce” bun if desired.

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