TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Serves: 6
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Grill


2 lb ground turkey
6 slice turkey bacon, browned and drained
1 large poblano, anaheim or red bell pepper
1 medium white or yellow onion, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil, light
1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp ground chili powder
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
1 pkg romaine lettuce leaves
2 large tomatoes, sliced
2 large avocados
3/4 c mayonnaise
1/3 c fresh cilantro
1 dash(es) hot sauce
8 slice pepper jack or cheddar cheese (optional)
1 pkg large burger buns
2 Tbsp spicy mustard

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tamie joeckel Recipe
Lightly Salted
Katy, TX (pop. 14,102)
Member Since Nov 2012
tamie's notes for this recipe:
I love ground turkey, but I had to come up with a way to keep the lean meat moist and flavorful. Tex Mex flavors evoke memories of home in South Texas. And when my grandkids liked this burger, I knew I had a winning combo! I'll grill up both mini and regular burger patties. The girls love Mimi's "baby burgers" and these made as sliders are their fave! For the heartier appetites of the "real men" I grill thick, juicy patties that make everyone smile. Even the men who only eat beef in my family will devour this turkey burger! And I just feel good serving them.
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Yum! A really great turkey burger with tons of veggies, terrific flavor and a scrumptious cilantro aioli! There's no way your team's not winning when you serve this one...


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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jan 11, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jan 11, 2013
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Jan 11, 2013
Congratulations Tamie, on your blue ribbon!
user sabrina Plourde Splourde22 - Jan 13, 2013
Wow, these look amazing!!! I will be trying these and posting pictures! Thank you!!!
user tamie joeckel tamiejoeckel - Jan 14, 2013
Thanks, all!

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