Do you know what is missing from these burgers? AVOCADO!!!! I am so disappointed, maybe even mad? I bought a bag of avocados this week and only 2 out of 6 were edible. I cut open the last two trying to find one for these burgers and both were black inside. I was ready to just eat and forget the post but pressed on with photos. I am so glad I did because the truth be known, it doesn't matter what the toppings are the burger is the star. This is the second time I have made these burgers, and the lime zest is what makes it a Fiesta in your mouth. The turkey and lime combo is fresh, bright and flavorful. The mayo even the little bit used keeps them so moist. Don't get me wrong the avocado is so delicious with this burger. It is the creamy component, but I found it was still delicious without it. The burger has so much flavor it could easily adapt to Mexican, Thai or Vietnamese toppings and flavors. Dear sister thought they were amazing and it was her idea to try some Thai toppings next time. She is just crazy for Thai Style Peanut Dipping Sauce and we plan to try it with these Turkey burgers real soon. The good news is they reheat well. So you could have them with avocado and pico tonight and Thai style tomorrow. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did.
Cilantro Lime Turkey Burgers
Makes 4 servings
20 oz. ground turkey (93% lean)
Zest of 1 lime
1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped
Kosher salt, black and red pepper, to taste
8 slices of pepper jack (or colby jack) cheese
1 Avocado, peeled and sliced
4 Lettuce leaves
4 Hamburger Buns
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine first 5 ingredients gently. Shape mixture into 4 patties, making the patties thinner in the middle then the edge. Coat hands in a little olive oil and rub on the outside of each patty.
Grill, covered with grill lid, 6 to 7 minutes. Flip burger and grill covered for another 4 minutes. Top each burger with 2 slices. Continue to cook 2 minutes until cooked through and cheese is melted. Place hamburger buns on the top rack of the grill to toast while cheese is melting. Serve on hamburger buns with sliced avocado, lettuce and Pico de Gallo.
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