Grilled Turkey Burgers with California Avocado and Caramelized Onions

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Total Time: 25 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 750
Total Fat 53g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 453mg
Total Carbs 35g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Potassium 740mg

Vitamin A 763 IU; Vitamin C 19 mg; Calcium 229 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 20 IU; Folate 131 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.4 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 82%; Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 35%; Iron 25%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

With California Avocados mixed into the patties, grill masters will fall in love with this turkey burger topped with caramelized onions and more California avocados.

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Serves: 4

2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch dice 3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano As needed Salt, to taste As needed Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 large red onion, diced As needed Salt, to taste 1/4 cup white vinegar 1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper 1 lb. ground turkey (dark meat, if available) 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 4 brioche hamburger buns, split and grilled or toasted 4 slices sharp white cheddar cheese 1 Roma tomato, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine avocados with olive oil, lime juice, oregano, and salt and pepper, to taste. Divide mixture, reserving half to add to the ground turkey and half to use as a topping on the cooked burgers.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over low heat. Cook onions with salt to taste, stirring and shaking pan frequently, until onions are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Pour in vinegar, turn heat up to high, and reduce by half. Remove from heat and stir in cracked pepper. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Add turkey, caramelized onions, and olive oil to a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Using hands, gently mix in half the avocados and form turkey mixture into 4 burger patties.
  4. Preheat grill, broiler, or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season turkey burger patties with salt and cook until lightly browned on bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn burgers and top with cheese slices. Continue cooking until turkey is just cooked through and cheese is melted.
  5. Arrange buns, grilled or toasted side up, on plates. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Stir tomato into second half of reserved avocados and spoon mixture onto top halves of buns. Serve immediately.


Copyright © 2012, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger,

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s a good idea to brush a little oil on the cut side of a California Avocado before grilling. They are also delicious in a host of other entrée recipes, from stove top to oven-baked to multi-cooker preparation.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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