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Spicy avocado turkey burgers

It is always hard to write when I have a heavy heart. Boston's tragedy is weighing on me, as they all do. Airplanes, movie theaters, kindergarten classrooms and now marathons?! It is sad, sick, tragic and incomprehensible. Normally I would set my computer aside and try again in the morning. Since we will be traveling for most of the day tomorrow, that unfortunately is not an option. And so I write!

We have had such a nice vacation in North and South Carolina. Dan and I had a solid 48 hours of time sans kids, which was cherished beyond words. My dad and stepmom watched our boys while we enjoyed the ocean and warm sun and friends and each other. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. [insert very deep and strained groan] We will get on a plane and fly back to the land of never-ending snow and cold. Yes, the yard glacier still stands. No, I am not excited about leaving. Yes, I will miss my dad and stepmom and our vacation terribly. No, I am not excited about leaving. No, I am not excited about leaving. No, I am not excited about leaving.

Perhaps grilling season will open its welcoming arms soon. Until then, we will continue to grill burgers in the cold upon our arrival back home. This batch was a great one to start "the season" with last week. Have you noticed that I have had a bit of an obsession with hot peppers lately?


Light a grill over medium heat.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 pound ground turkey (or beef, if you aren't worried about slimming the burger down)

1/4 cup red onion, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, chopped

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Using your hands, mix the ingredients together thoroughly. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form patties.

Place the patties on the lighted grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until desired level of done-ness is reached.

Layer each burger as follows:

Bottom bun


1 slice of cheddar cheese

1 tomato slice

1/4 of an avocado (peeled, pitted and thinly sliced)

A couple spoonfuls of salsa

1 large piece of lettuce

Top bun


Happy delicious burger eating! 

Printable recipe: Spicy avocado turkey burgers

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Reader Comments (5)

Have a safe trip home!

04.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTERRY

Delicious! I can't wait until my grill isn't buried by snow!

I pray that you have a safe trip home.
Great picture of that burger.
I love that you use peppers!
We are such strong people to live here. More snow is predicted. Maybe I should not have told
you that. 50 degrees by the weekend!!!!

04.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy N.

I think this sounds great except I think it would taste much better on a roll. A bun as the dictionary will tell you is a sweet confection and I am sure we can agree that that is not what is needed here.

These burgers remind me of ones my mom made a couple of months ago. They sure are yummy, my mom did the same thing minus the spicy stuff.

04.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnxhela

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