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Guacamole Turkey Burger

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"Lean ground turkey and heart-healthy avocado come together to make eating right delicious. This recipe brings a little Southwestern flavor to the mix, with salsa in the guacamole and a seasoned burger mixture. If you'd like to add cheese, a cheddar-jack or pepper-jack would be perfect. Black bean-corn salad is a great side dish."
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25 m servings 618
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. To make guacamole, sliced avocados in half, lengthwise. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon into a bowl.
  2. Add juices, chili powder, salsa and salt and mash with a fork until nicely chunky.
  3. Cover with plastic and set aside. (If you want to make the guacamole an hour or so ahead of time, you can keep it fresh in its bowl in the refrigerator by pressing plastic wrap onto the surface of the guacamole so that no air reaches the avocado, which is what makes it turn brown.)
  4. In a bowl, combine garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and paprika until thoroughly blended.
  5. Brush each patty on both sides with olive and sprinkle with the seasoning blend on both sides.
  6. Using a skillet or grill pan, cook patties over medium-high heat, covered, about 5 to 6 minutes per side, until no pink remains. If you're adding cheese, do so for about the last 1 minute of cooking.
  7. Brush each bun on both sides with melted butter and warm in another skillet over medium-high heat for about 15 seconds per side, just until toasty.
  8. Place patties on each bun bottom, top with guacamole and other desired trimmings. Serve with a little salsa on the side.


  • Tip:
  • Pre-shaped patties made with ground turkey breast are widely available in the grocery store butcher case, and these save you some time in preparation!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 618 calories; 29.7 47.6 47.3 94 749 Full nutrition

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Another hit out of the Ball Park! Thanks for a wonderful dinner tonight! I didn't buy the ready-made patties but rather the ground turkey itself and added the seasoning before grilling it outs...

Most helpful critical review

Maybe our meat was too lean, but the burger was really bland. I couldn't get into it, the guacamole didn't complement the burger.

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Another hit out of the Ball Park! Thanks for a wonderful dinner tonight! I didn't buy the ready-made patties but rather the ground turkey itself and added the seasoning before grilling it outs...

Oh yum! I love turkey burgers. This was a very moist burger. I loved the spice balance of the burger and the freshness of the guacamole on top.

Overall this was really good. I made my own patties, so I just added the spices to the meat mixture instead of spreading them on. I added about a tablespoon of dry bread crumbs to the mix also. ...

Great Burger all around! Everything is healthy and tastes wonderful together! The buns tasted so fresh and I will now always take the extra step to brush the buns with melted butter and toast th...

So good for a quick and easy burger! Although, we did cheat and used store bought guacamole (same ingredients as the recipe though). I would prefer to increase amount of seasonings and mix in wi...

This was a hit! I wish I had bought more ground turkey because everyone kept asking for more. The seasoning was perfect. Be sure to butter and toast the rolls because it adds a nice flavor an...

Great seasoning on burgers. Guac is very tasty. I added sour cream, lettuce, tomato and jalapeno and it was delicious!

I enjoyed this burger very much, I thought the application of the spices to the Turkey patties was easy and made a big difference to the overall flavor. Good Stuff.

We really liked these burgers! They came together quickly, are fairly healthy, and taste pretty darn good. That's a win in my book!