Yield: 4 servings
|1 pounds||Ground turkey|
|2||Scallions (3" of green left on), thinly sliced|
|1||Red bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped|
|1 teaspoon||Minced garlic|
|2 tablespoons||Chopped cilantro|
|¾ teaspoon||Dried thyme|
|½ teaspoon||Ground cumin|
|Red pepper flakes, to taste|
|Salt, to taste|
|Black pepper, to taste|
|4||Toasted hamburger buns|
|¼ cup||Regular or reduced-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing, for garnish (opt)|
|1 small||Ripe avacado, sliced, for garnish (opt)|
It's necessary to highly season turkey because the meat itself tastes rather mild. Yet, once ground turkey is cooked up, it's delicious. To do a taste test on the mixture, make a little patty the size of a silver dollar and pan-fry it in a nonstick skillet. This way you can adjust your seasonings to taste. A mayonnaise-type dressing and avacado make perfect toppings.
1. Prepare hot coals for grilling.
2. Place the ground turkey in a bowl and mix well with the scallions, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro and spices. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently form into 4 patties.
3. Grill patties over hot coals, 3" from heat, for about 5-6 minutes per side.
4. If desired, spread buns with mayonnaise-type dressing and top burgers with avacado slices. Serve immediately.
Per serving (with avacado slices and reduced-calorie mayonnaise-type dressing): 346 calories, 13 grams fat, 62 milligrams cholesterol.