Friday, March 8, 2013

Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Guacamole

Spring break is going to be here before you know it, and even though I'm no longer in college and the only thing on my calendar in mid-March is working, I see everyone around me preparing for their beach vacations and I feel inclined to do the same. Therefore, turkey burgers full of veggies and spices were on the menu last night.

Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Guacamole

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Sour cream
  • Lettuce
  • Red onions
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa

Prepare outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.

Transfer the ground turkey to a medium bowl. Add in the onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, incorporate everything together. Make sure everything is evenly incorporated without over mixing the turkey.

Form the mixture into four 1/2 inch thick patties. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes per side.

Serve each patty on a burger bun with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa if desired.

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