Mexican Turkey Burger

Posted: June 10

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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A great turkey burger can blow a beef burger out of the water. The Mexican Turkey Burger is an amazing turkey burger, so beef burgers aren’t even in the competition! Resting on a bed of guacamole, the Mexican Turkey Burger is bursting with Tex-Mex spices and heat that brings out the best of the juicy turkey. Topped with homemade salsa and served with cheese, this burger will become a cookout staple immediately.


For the burger: • 1 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon ground coriander • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon paprika • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/2 cup tomato passata • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 cup turkey, roasted and shredded • 2 tomatoes, chopped • 1/4 telegraph cucumber, chopped • 1/2 red onion, chopped • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped • juice of 1 lime For the avocado mixture: • 1 clove garlic, crushed • 2 avocados • juice of 1 lime For serving: • 4 bread rolls, split • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated • 4 slices cheese, of your choice


Step 1

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the cumin, coriander, chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, olive oil, and tomato passata to a simmer.

Step 2

Add salt and pepper.

Step 3

Cook and stir the mixture until thickened, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the shredded turkey.

Step 5

Toss to combine and allow 5 minutes to cool.

Step 6

In another bowl, mix the tomatoes, the cucumber, the onion, the mint, and the juice of 1 lime.

Step 7

Toss the salsa and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 8

In a small bowl, mash together the garlic, the avocado, and the remaining lime juice.

Step 9

Season the avocado mixture with salt and pepper.

Step 10

Spread the avocado mixture on the bottom of each bread roll.

Step 11

Add the lettuce, turkey mixture, cheese, and salsa to each bread roll.

Step 12

Serve with the remaining tomato salsa for extra flavor!

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