|Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Pepperjack and Avocado|
Last summer was the year of the front yard. Weekend after weekend, that’s where you could find Ryan. Well, there or Home Depot, Lowe’s, or the neighborhood yard and flower shop. His hard work paid off and the transformation of our front yard is impressive even to someone like me, who knows nothing and doesn’t really care. This year, he turned his focus to the backyard and now that it’s nearly complete, we’re doing our best to spend as much time out there as possible enjoying it.
To do so, we’re firing up the grill more often and eating dinner on the patio most nights. This means we’re eating lots of burgers since they’re not only the perfect grill food, but also the quintessential backyard eating food! As loyal as we are to our favorite turkey burgers, I’m still occasionally trying new ones. These aren’t anything too wild or crazy, but they’re a fun, almost Tex-Mex variation on a burger. A hefty dose of cilantro goes into the meat with the other seasonings and they’re topped with pepperjack and avocado (like our favorite white bean burgers!).
No matter how picturesque your backyard is looking these days, these are worth making—bonus points if you eat them outside!
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-1/2 tsp onion powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-4 slices pepperjack cheese
-1 avocado, thinly sliced
-1 tomato, thinly sliced
-4 whole wheat hamburger buns
1. Mix turkey, cilantro, garlic, Worcestershire, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Form into four equal-sized patties.
2. Grill burgers to desired doneness. Just before removing from the grill, top with pepperjack and allow cheese to melt. Place on buns and top with avocado and tomato slices. Serve immediately.