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Guacamole Turkey Burgers

Very filling, tasty, and healthy! These summer burgers are scrumptious grilled and a very satisfying hit with those watching their waistline over the summer!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Himalayan pink salt , to taste (about ¼ teaspoon)
  • 454 g or one pound extra lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup onion , minced
  • ½ cup bell peppers , minced (more colourful, the prettier the burger)
  • 5 g or 1 teaspoon garlic , minced
  • 1.24 g or 1/4 teaspoon cumin or 2.5g or 1/2 teaspoon Taco Seasoning (to taste)
  • 5 g or 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 2.5 g or ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • Butter lettuce
  • 2 slices tomato per serving
  • Mustard , optional

Taco Seasoning Ingredients (makes 3 tablespoons)

  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon flour (optional)


  1. Mash avocado until fine, adding salt with splash of lemon juice to taste; set aside
  2. In separate bowl, add ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, garlic and salt; mix with hands to combine well
  3. Weigh ingredients; divide into 8 equal portions
  4. Weigh avocado mixture; divide into 8 equal amounts
  5. Form eight thin patties; place one amount of mashed avocado in center of each patty
  6. Cover avocado with second patty; seal edges
  7. Continue until 4 turkey burgers are stuffed with guacamole
  8. Place on skillet or grill; cook at medium 5-7 minutes per side OR
  9. Freeze on parchment lined sheet pans; package in labelled and dated freezer bags til ready to use
  10. Thaw; place on skillet or grill; cook at medium 5-7 minutes per side
  11. Wrap each serving in butter lettuce, top with a dash of yellow mustard and seasoned tomato slices OR
  12. Serve each over a 100g portion shredded sweet potato fried in coconut oil

Recipe Notes

The avocado filling adds the much needed healthy fat to the lean patty, and surprisingly, the yellow mustard adds a powerful and unexpected flavour compliment to the bite!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
If using homemade taco seasoning, use 1 teaspoon of it and no chipotle or cumin in this recipe; it is really delicious, but I learned this the second time making the burgers.

676 calories in one pound of ground raw turkey
250 calories in one ripe avocado
34 calories in ½ cup raw onion
20 calories in ½ cup raw bell peppers
32 calories in 8 slices raw tomato
30 calories for head or 230g of butter lettuce
1042 total calories divided by 4 servings equals 260 calories per serving
8g fat; 30g protein
Calories for Shredded Sweet Potato
76 calories for 100g cooked sweet potato
57 calories for 1 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
133 total per serving for sweet potato side AND
393 per serving for entire "meal"