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5 from 4 votes

Guacamole Turkey Burgers with Pepperjack Cheese

Author: Gaby

Ingredients

For the Guacamole:

  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

For the Pico

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 large white onion finely diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño chilies finely diced (seeds and membranes removed for a milder salsa)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice from 1 lime

For the Turkey Burger

  • 1 1/3 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 4 sliced Pepper Jack Cheese

Instructions

For the Guacamole

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, lime juice, red onion, chives, jalapeño, salt and pepper. Mash with a fork until half smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.

For the Pico

  • In a large bowl combine the diced tomatoes, white onion, jalapeño, cilantro and lime juice. Gently toss to combine. Taste and season with salt as needed. Add extra jalapeño if you want a bit more zip.

For the Turkey Burger

  • In a bowl combine turkey, garlic, shallot, cilantro, bell pepper, jalapeno, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 4 equal sections then form the mixture into equal sized patties. Drizzle the patties with vegetable oil. Place a skillet over medium high heat and cook the turkey burgers for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until no pink remains in the center. In the last minute or two of cooking, add the sliced cheese over the patties and allow the cheese to melt.