We're getting into grilling season so I thought I'd share my very favorite burger recipe. It's from Rachael Ray's magazine a couple years back and was the winner of a burger contest they held at that time. I've made variations of it many, many times and have even done little slider versions on mini-buns. Original recipe here.
The original recipe has you cooking them on a skillet on the stove but I can never get burgers to come out right that way so I just get everything ready and hand them to my husband to cook outside.
So, for four servings, you need 1 lb of ground turkey, buns, and the following:
1/2 c salsa verde
4 buns or split kaiser rolls
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 clove garlic - finely chopped
(I double this because we love the avocado aioli so much. You can use less mayonnaise to make it a little healthier.)
4 slices pepper jack cheese
1 c fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
(again, I use more cilantro... love cilantro!)
First combine the turkey and salsa verde well in a bowl and portion out into 4 patties. Get those going on the grill.
Next, mash up the avocado with mayo and garlic (I love my garlic press - much easier than chopping).
That was the hardest part! Now get your grilled burgers with the pepper jack cheese melted on them from outside... spread the aioli on the bottom bun and cover with a generous bunch of chopped cilantro, the burger, and top with a tomato slice or two and the top bun. Done!