Mexican Fiesta Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers

by angelaskitchen on February 10, 2012

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Okay, I know this is more of a summer recipe, but, darlings, I was feeling it. I just needed a little summer meal during this cold week. All the gardening catalogs are arriving in my mailbox and all I can think about is SUMMER! As a bonus, this recipe freezes like a dream (yep, you can freeze avocado) so make up a big batch and stash a few in the freezer for another day.

 

I served these with Corn Salsa. Instead of fresh corn, today I used frozen that I had thawed for this recipe. Worked like a charm for a fresh bite of summer. The salsa is easy-peasy, delish and whips up quickly, so you’ll want to take the few minutes it takes to make it to top your burgers. Just look at that photo – it’s a party on your plate!

 

Mexican Fiesta Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers
 
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Recipe type: beef, main, oamc, freezer cooking, grilling, burgers
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced green bell peppers
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 20 oz. package ground turkey (not extra lean, for a juicier burger)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ripe avocado
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, green and red peppers to pan. Salute, stirring often until vegetables have released their moisture and softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl, mix ground turkey, cooked vegetables, salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and oregano together until well blended. Divide meat into 10 parts.
  3. Cut open avocado, pit and slice it. Using a spoon remove avocado slices from peel.
  4. Pat out one portion of the meat into a ¼ inch thick round. Place an avocado slice in the center of the round leaving a border. Pat out another portion and place on top of avocado slice completely encasing slice. Gently pinch edges of burger together to seal. Repeat with remaining meat portions until 5 avocado stuffed burgers are made.
  5. Cook burgers on a heated and oiled grill or on an oiled skillet until cooked through.
  6. To freeze: Complete recipe until all burgers are stuffed and completed, but not cooked. Place burgers on a parchment or plastic lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet into the coldest part of your freezer until firm. Place burgers into a zip-sealed freezer bag separated by wax paper or parchment paper. Remove as much air as possible from bag, seal, label and place in the freezer.
  7. To serve: Thaw. Cook on oiled preheated grill or in oiled skillet until cooked through.

 

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