Saturday, September 8, 2012

Avocado Turkey Burgers

Avocado Turkey Burgers

1 ripe, Fresh  Avocado
1 ½ tsp. lemon juice, plus extra as needed
2 Tbsp. diced green chili peppers
1egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp.chopped green onion
1clove garlic, minced or pressed
½ tsp. salt
1 lb. ground turkey
4 slices of cheese (your choice)
4hamburger buns, split and toasted
 lettuce leaves (your choice)
4 thin slices tomato

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Halve avocado lengthwise and remove seed; then peel. Slice the avocado and coat pieces with lemon juice; set aside.
In a bowl, mash remaining avocado half. Stir in chile peppers, egg, onion, the remaining lemon juice, garlic and salt.
Add beef and combine thoroughly (mixture will be moist).
With your hands, shape meat into 4 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick.
Grill patties for 4-5 minutes on each side. Patties are done when juices run clear. Place cheese slice on patties, close grill lid and cook until cheese begins to melt 45 - 60 seconds.
Arrange patties on bottoms of buns and top each patty with lettuce leaves, tomato slice, and a few avocado slices. Place bun tops on patties and serve. 

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