Guacamole Turkey Burgers

April 7, 2014

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

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What do you do with a ripe avocado around? Make guacamole, of course! What do you do with a bunch of guacamole and some lean ground turkey? Well, make some guacamole turkey burgers! That was simply my thought process when making these. I used my guacamole recipe as a base, and went from there. I’m sure glad I decided to have the guacamole in the burger, as well as on the burger. That way, you get a double dose of that delicious guacamole.

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This burger is so gorgeous and delicious, a bun isn’t required. I actually had mine with a side of roasted yams. You could totally put them in a bun too, and add lettuce and tomato and that would be fabulous as well.

Naturally, after the fact, I realized that this recipe would also be an amazing turkey meatball recipe. Instead of making burgers, roll them into balls, cook in a skillet to get them nice and browned, then use the extra guacamole as dip! Naturally, you could also have non-fat greek yogurt and salsa as dips too.

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So if you’re a guacamole fan, I think you’ll fall in love with these. The guacamole makes the burgers so juicy and flavorful. I will warn you though, the mixture is quite wet to work with, so with these you’re better off cooking them in a skillet (make sure its non-stick or greased well) or on an outdoor grill….also greased well, or baked in the oven on a broiler pan would also work great.



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These guacamole turkey burgers are a great way to use lean ground turkey. Great as a burger, or you could even make meatballs with them and dip in guacamole. Gluten-free, dairy-free only 230 cals per burger with topping.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Yield: 4
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (or 454 g or 16 oz)
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ large avocado or 1 small-medium sized one (136 g or 5 oz), mashed with a fork
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  1. First, prepare the guacamole. In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado. Add in the onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, cilantro, salt & pepper.
  2. Once combined, remove ½ cup of the guacamole to reserve for topping
  3. In another bowl, combine raw turkey, oats and egg whites and remaining guacamole and mix until combined. Mixture will be quite wet.
  4. Heat a griddle, large skillet or pre-heat your oven (any method will work). If you use an indoor grill, be sure to oil it very well as I noticed with mine, when it clamped down on the meat, it stuck a little. Next time I'll use a skillet instead.
  5. Form into 4 burgers and cook until no longer pink (in a skillet, should take about 6-7 min per side, in the oven, 350 degrees for approx 15-20 min)
  6. Serve each burger with 2 Tbsp reserved guacamole on top.
Serving size: 1 burger (makes 4) Calories: 230 Fat: 9.6 g Saturated fat: 2 g Unsaturated fat: 4.5 g Carbs: 13 g Sugar: .4 g Sodium: 263 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 25 g


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  • Toni

    Curious, what would you do as a side?

  • Phil & Paige

    This was one Recipe that was Super Great! My little one asked to add a half teaspoon of Cayenne pepper to the second batch. (Scared me) But it made it tingle on the tongue.. ( but we both like the hot stuff )… and we loved it! Now we have both batches frozen to take on our outings in the park! Thank you so much for this recipe! P & Little one

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Sounds great! Glad you liked it! Love how adventurous your little one is with the spices!

  • Shaunacey

    Sounds sooooo good!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      It is! Hope you try it!

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