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Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce

 Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce
“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
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.

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

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Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • Sliced tomato and red onion, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • For sauce, in a small bowl, mash avocado with the sour cream,
  • cilantro, lime juice, garlic and salt. Refrigerate until serving.
  • 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.
  • Place on buns; top each with about 1/4 cup sauce. Serve with the
  • lettuce, cheese, tomato and onion if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
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: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.