Turkey Taco Burgers
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Per serving: 200 calories, 10g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 1g total sugars, 0g added sugars, 23g protein
1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
1 tbsp. low-sodium Mexican taco seasoning
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
4 cups mixed greens
Fresh pico de gallo salsa (optional)
- In a large bowl combine ground turkey, taco seasoning and cilantro; mix well. Form mixture into 4 patties.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey patties; cook 5 to 6 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F. Top each turkey burger with avocado, tomato and mixed greens. If desired, spoon with pico de gallo before serving.
Make it a meal: Serve with black beans and grilled corn on the cob.
Culinary: How to Form a Perfect Patty
Overworking the ground meat makes burgers tough. To make a patty perfect, create a small well in the center.
Hass avocados contain heart-healthy monosaturated fat. They are a good source of fiber. The creamy, pale green flesh has a rich, nutty flavor.