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Southwest Grilled Burgers

This seems like a lot of work for two burgers but they are yummy and you can make extra patties to freeze for future use. The avocado sauce and burger toppings are quick and easy to put together.



  • 1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey or beef
  • 1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 sesame hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Pepper Jack cheese, thinly sliced
  • Tomato, thinly sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the corn, onion, and peppers until tender but still crisp. Stir in the lime juice, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl and cool slightly.


Crumble turkey or beef over the saute mixture, mix well, and shape in to two burgers patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for ingredient flavors to blend.

Meanwhile, mash avocado with the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Refrigerate until serving.

Grill burgers turning only once to keep the patties juicy, about 5 to 7 minutes each side.

Equally top the inside of the bottom buns with avocado sauce, lettuce, cheese, tomato, onion, and burger patty. Place top buns on the burgers and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

Yum! sounds good. I am gonna have to try that. =]

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