Mexican-Turkey Burgers with Mashed Avocado Spread

9
Total Time
37 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The secret to these hearty, juicy turkey burgers is minced vegetables and lime juice in the patties. A decadent-seeming avocado-topping adds delicious richness.

Ingredients

uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium

sweet red pepper(s)

1 small, seeded

jalapeño pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s)

cilantro

¼ cup(s)

fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp, or less to taste

dried oregano

1 tsp

ground cumin

1 tsp

kosher salt

¾ tsp

dried plain breadcrumbs

cup(s)

uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

reduced calorie hamburger roll(s)

4 item(s), Avocado Topping

avocado

½ item(s), medium, ripe, mashed

cilantro

1 Tbsp, minced

fresh lime juice

1 tsp

ground cumin

¼ tsp

kosher salt

¼ tsp, or to taste Other Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

fresh tomato(es)

½ medium, beefsteak, cut into 4 thick slices

lettuce

4 leaf/leaves, large, romaine

Instructions

  1. Cut onion into four even pieces; set aside one piece. Place remaining 3 onion pieces, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, oregano, cumin and salt in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped (can also be finely chopped and combined by hand). Fold breadcrumbs and turkey into vegetable mixture; form into 4 even patties and chill until ready to grill (patties can be made up to 2 days prior to cooking).
  2. When ready to serve, to make avocado topping, mince remaining piece onion; place 1 tablespoon in a bowl and reserve rest of onion for garnish. Add avocado, cilantro, lime juice and cumin to bowl; season to taste with salt.
  3. Off heat, coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; heat to medium-high heat. Grill burgers until cooked all the way through (internal temperature should be at least 165ºF), flipping once, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Grill buns until toasted. Serve each burger on toasted bun with 1 tomato slice, 1 piece lettuce, about 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado spread and a sprinkle of reserved minced onion. Yields 1 burger per serving.

Notes

This recipe is easily doubled to feed a crowd.

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