Grilling season is in full swing at my home here in Utah and I am trying to take advantage of cooking dinner outside before these perfect summer evenings turn chilly. Today, I have one top notch grilling recipe that I would like to share with you all- Turkey Bacon Avocado Burgers. These burgers are super juicy and delicious. I know this to be true because after dinner was complete and all the plates were polished last night, my husband turned to me and deemed these burgers the BEST BURGERS he had ever eaten! We all have heard the old saying, "A way to a man's heart is through his stomach!"
This is definitely the recipe to make if you are trying to impress that super hunky guy in your life.
These turkey burgers are easy to prepare and are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and then garnished with lettuce, pepper jack cheese and a tangy avocado mixture. Try making these scrumdiddlyumptious burgers at your next BBQ or for a quiet night in with that oh -so -goodlookin'- man in your life!
Turkey Bacon Avocado Burgers
1.25 lbs Ground turkey
Salt and Pepper to taste
10 slices of Bacon, I prefer to use the thick cut bacon
6 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese
6 Hamburger Buns
3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 Lime
1 t. Salt
1/2 c. onion, diced
3 T. Cilantro, chopped
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 t. Fresh Garlic, minced
1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
Step 1: To make guacamole- in a medium bowl mash avocados together with the lime juice. Add salt. Stir in cilantro, tomatoes and garlic. Mix in Cayenne Pepper. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Step 2: Shape the ground burgers into 6 patties. Season on both sides with freshly ground salt and black pepper. Lightly grease the grates of your grill and heat the grill to medium high heat. Grill hamburger patties until they have reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees. With in the last few minutes of cooking top with two slices of bacon and a slice of pepper jack cheese.
Step 3: Split the hamburger buns and lightly toast the halves on the grill. Remove from the grill and set aside. Place a burger patty on each bun. Top with Guacamole and lettuce and top with the top half of bun.
Yield: 6 Servings.