Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers with Avocado Mayonnaise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey

2 cloves garlic, grated

2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 avocado, halved

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 slices pepper jack cheese (about 3 ounces)

4 sesame potato buns

Shredded lettuce and tortilla chips, for topping


  1. Combine the turkey, garlic, paprika, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl; mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; set aside.
  2. Combine 1/2 avocado, the mayonnaise, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; mash until smooth. Thinly slice the remaining 1/2 avocado and season with salt and pepper. Set aside for topping.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat (or preheat a grill to medium high and oil the grates). Add the burgers and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Top each burger with a slice of cheese; cover and cook until the cheese melts, about 30 seconds.
  4. Meanwhile, split and toast the buns; spread the avocado mayonnaise on the cut sides. Serve the burgers on the buns with lettuce, the sliced avocado and tortilla chips.