We judged hundred of burgers in a nationwide contest and found a winner: a Southwestern patty with a mean, green kick.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
- 1 avocado, halved and pitted
- 1/2cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound ground turkey thigh meat
- 1/2cup salsa verde
- 4 slices pepper Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 4 kaiser rolls, split
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 small green or red tomatoes, sliced
- Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl. Add the mayonnaise and garlic and mash with a fork until well combined but chunky. Season with salt and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey and salsa. Divide the mixture to form 4 patties.
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the patties for 4 minutes on one side. Flip and top each with a slice of cheese; cover and cook for 4 minutes more.
- Spread the avocado aioli on the split side of each roll bottom and cover with 1/4 cup cilantro. Top with a patty and 2 tomato slices; set the roll tops into place.