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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Burgers:
Guacamole:

Directions

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  • To make guacamole, sliced avocados in half, lengthwise. Remove the pit and discard. Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon into a bowl.

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  • Add juices, chili powder, salsa and salt and mash with a fork until nicely chunky.

  • 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.)

  • In a bowl, combine garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and paprika until thoroughly blended.

  • Brush each patty on both sides with olive and sprinkle with the seasoning blend on both sides.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

618 calories; protein 47.3g; carbohydrates 47.6g; fat 29.7g; cholesterol 93.7mg; sodium 749.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
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 outside. I used pepper jack cheese for these and thought it made a perfect combo! It was a really good dinner and we will have it again! Thank you so much! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2018
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. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
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 outside. I used pepper jack cheese for these and thought it made a perfect combo! It was a really good dinner and we will have it again! Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2017
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 and crunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2018
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. The turkey burgers tasted good and came out great on my George Foreman grill. The guacamole was good on top but I piled it on too high because after my first bite a bunch of the guac squished out of the sides. Oh well... tasted good anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
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 them. That brought these burgers to the gourmet level and was so easy! Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2017
We really liked these Turkey Burgers. The southwest flavors and the guacamole really enhanced it. We will make these again. Quick and delicious. Perfect for a BBQ or a week night meal. Thank you Ball Park for another great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2017
Surprise surprise here is a real alternative to an all-American hamburger! This turkey patty had a great flavor and I love the idea of brushing it with oil to hold the seasonings. They made a sort of crust which added to the mouth "feel". My turkey was so loose I could never have put it on the grill so doing it stovetop was the best solution for me. The guacamole was a nice touch and sliced tomatoes lettuce and cheese added to this beef-less burger. Will definitely do again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2018
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2018
The perfect combination turkey burgers and guacamole. Doesn't get much better than this. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2018
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. Read More