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California Turkey Burgers

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Canola oil, for brushing
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns

For topping:

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Thick tomato slices
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Cucumber slices
  • Mustard

For Avocado Spread:

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • A few dashes of Tapatio hot sauce

Instructions

  • Place the turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, basil, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon zest. Use your hands to mix well, and then form into 4 patties. 
  • Heat a cast iron grill pan over high heat. Brush both sides of the burgers with canola oil, then grill for about 7 minutes per side. When you flip the burgers onto the second side, let cook for 2 minutes, then top with Monterey Jack cheese and let it melt while the burgers finish cooking. 
  • When the burgers are done cooking, remove them from the grill and let rest while you prepare the avocado spread.
  • To make the avocado spread, place the diced avocado in a bowl along with the mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, and Tapatio. Mash well with a fork until smooth.
  • When you're ready to eat, spread some mustard on each bottom bun, top each with a turkey patty, tomato, onion, cucumber, and sprouts. Spread a generous amount of the avocado spread on each top bun, and top each of your burgers. Serve right away.