TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta
|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|
|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|
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.
(See tamie's Original Version of Recipe)
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...
Finely dice the pepper and onion.
Brown the bacon and set aside to drain.
In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, pepper, and onion. Take the bacon and crumble it into the mixture. Add the spicy mustard, cumin, chili powder, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix lightly. Make patties out of the mixture for grilling.
Immediately before you assemble the burgers, slice the avocados.
To assemble the burgers, I heat the buns on the still hot grill and place in a basket.
Set out all the fixings - buns, patties, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, aioli and get set for a fiesta in your mouth!