Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce

I definitely prefer beef over turkey when it comes to a burger. I think this is mainly due to the fact that I have found turkey burgers to be dull and bland. Over the past few years, I have made it a mission to find good tasting turkey burgers. Tonight, we tried this one. It was full of flavor, bulked up with veggies and very good. You can see my other two favorite turkey burgers on this site as well. They are the Zesty Turkey Burger and the Hawaiian Turkey Burger.
Turkey burgers are best cooked on a George Foreman grill or cooked in a pan on the stove top.
This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home's "Healthy Cooking" magazine.

serves 5 (7 points+) Add additional points for bun

  • 20 oz (93% lean) ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. chopped red onion
  • 1 small sweet red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano


  • 1 medium avocado, peeled
  • 1/2 c. fat free sour cream ( I like Breakstone's best)
  • 2 T. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt to taste

4 Healthy Life hamburger buns or another low-calorie bun, lettuce and tomato

In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the peppers, onion, and corn until tender. Stir in the garlic, lime juice and spices. Cook 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl and cool.
Add turkey meat; mix and form into 5 patties. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.

For sauce, mash avocado with sour cream. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Grill or fry burgers until juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Top with avocado sauce.

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