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Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce Recipe

Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce Recipe

“I love burgers and I love Southwestern food, so why not combine the two in a light and juicy burger? I like to whip these up on a Friday, pop them in the fridge and cook them later for casual weekend entertaining or an exciting family treat!” —Jan Warren of Clemmons, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • SERVING:
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Shredded lettuce and reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, optional
  • Sliced tomato and red onion, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the corn, onion and peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in the lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder and oregano; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl and cool slightly. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four burgers. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. For sauce, in a small bowl, mash avocado with the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and salt. Refrigerate until serving.
  • 3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 4. Place on buns; top each with about 1/4 cup sauce. Serve with the lettuce, cheese, tomato and onion if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without optional toppings) equals 413 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 678 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.