My favorite thing ever is when I am sitting at work thinking about what I want to eat for dinner (it’s sad, really, how often I think about my meals ahead of time) and I realize that I have exactly the right ingredients to make something that I imagined up.
That happened today, and it was glorious.
I had a pound (well, a little less) of ground turkey, spinach, tomato, half an avocado, cheddar cheese, and four hamburger buns. Combined with a little Greek yogurt and chili powder, and a taco turkey burger was born.
Taco Turkey Burgers (makes four burgers)
- 3/4 lb ground turkey
- 1 t chili powder
- 1/2 t cumin
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 T plain Greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
- burger toppings: we used cheddar cheese, spinach, and tomato slices
Start by seasoning the meat while the grill preheats. Combine the turkey, chili powder, cumin, and salt, and mix until well combined. Shape into four patties and set aside.
Squash the avocado into a small bowl (yep, “squash” is the technical cooking term)–I use the back of a big spoon. Once it’s creamy and yummy, add the Greek yogurt and mix well.
This is the delicious avocado cream that will make what could be a dry turkey burger taste like delicious, juicy, taco heaven. Well, that and the cheese.
Grill the burgers until cooked through, then top with the cheese, avocado cream, and all those other accoutrements. I prefer to toast the buns whenever I eat burgers, but that’s up to you.
You could just as easily make this with ground beef or chicken–turkey is just what I had in the fridge. Super delicious, super satisfying.
Equally as delicious: Fritz.
Isn’t he just so gosh-darn handsome?
Here’s some other pictures from over the weekend–it’s our three year wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks, and I’m happy to report that one very bad cat, many torturous nights of studying, many thousands of dollars in school loans, two apartments, and a whole food blog later, I still love the guy.
How could you not?
Tomorrow is Friday!!