Now I'm hungry all over again.
I've been making this recipe regularly for over a year, tinkering with things here and there until we've hit on a burger we are really crazy about. I love that it's a bit leaner than the typical burger since it uses ground turkey instead of beef, and the chile flavors really take it to another level. And topped with avocado and tomato? So dang good.
I'd rate this burger at a mild spice level. It's flavorful and delicious without being hot.
adapted from Budget Bytes
For the burgers:
19 ounces ground turkey
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
Monterey Jack cheese slices
In a medium bowl, combine all burger ingredients and mix well (I find it easiest to just get in there with my hands to mix it all up).
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with nonstick spray.
Divide burger mixture into six equal portions, and shape into patties. Cook on skillet, flipping once, about 5-7 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through, browned on the outside, and no longer pink inside. Top with cheese while the burgers are still hot.
To assemble, spread mayo on both sides of a bun, top with the burger, then arrange avocado slices, tomato slices, and a lettuce leaf on top.