I am the first person to admit when I see “Veggie Burger” or “Turkey Burger” or even “Black Bean Burger” on a menu, I think what’s the point? If I’m craving a burger, I want a classic burger. Those other alternatives may be good, but it’s rarely what I’m craving. But just the other week while visiting my parents, Dad made turkey burgers one night and they were so good I really had to eat my words! I decided to make them for us just the other night and after inhaling his burger, Jason even asked me what exactly did I put in them? I take that as a good sign. So here’s the quick run down for a fast weeknight supper:
Saute some finely diced onion, pepper, and mushroom in a little olive oil. Season with salt and pepper once the mushrooms begin to brown. Add a little chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, and garlic to taste.
Combine with some ground turkey, form into patties, and cook inside or outside. I saved time and tossed them in a saute pan while Jason worked late, but throwing them on the grill would be very tasty. Toast some buns, top with melted cheese, sliced tomato, and avocado. Serve with some roasted corn and dinner is done.
These stay very moist thanks to the veggies and topping them with avocado is perfection in my book.