cheddar turkey burger w/avocado mash (via real simple)

first off--bachelorette anyone?!?!  are we liking des?  who are your top picks?  could bryden look anymore like josh hartnett?  can't wait to read up on knoxmccoy's recap today...always a hoot!

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anybody else subscribe to real simple magazine?  i love finding it in my mailbox each month!  they always have a feature recipe section highlighting one type of food or ingredient, and i like to give at least one of the recipes a try to see if it makes the cut into our regular dinner repertoire.  

last week we made that beautiful cheddar turkey burger above and i definitely recommend the recipe.  it was quick and easy--perfect for a weeknight meal.  and it's relatively healthy and most importantly--yummy!  you know i love me some avocados.

the original recipe can be found on realsimple.com: HERE.  i made a couple revisions (italicized) based on how i would alter mine for next time.  

Cheddar Turkey Burgers w/ Avocado Mash

Makes 4 burgers.  Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • coconut oil, to oil the grill grate
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1.25 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 egg (my addition, for extra moisture)
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 small red onion grated
  • 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 hamburger buns

Directions:

  • Fire that grill up and get that puppy hot!  After about 10 minutes, oil the grate.
  • Mash the avocado, mix in lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper until combined but still chunky.
  • Hand mix the turkey, egg, grated onion, cheddar, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, in a bowl until just combined. 
  • Divide into four patties. 
  • Grill burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side, until your desired doneness.  
  • Grill the buns split side down until toasted.  
  • Stack bun, burger, avocado mash, and sliced red onion. 
  • You could add a dash of hot sauce on top for some extra zing, or top with a schmear of mayo or ranch dressing!
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We served it with tater tots (we were out of my favorites: Alexa sweet potato tots!) and grilled sliced pineapple (summer fave--just char it on the gril, and you can even drizzle some honey or sprinkle brown sugar on top if you have a sweet tooth!).

nomnomnom!  is it lunchtime yet?

Posted on June 4, 2013 and filed under yummy, home.