Tonight, one of the themes for the top four "Idol" finalists is "one-hit wonders," so Sarah's viewing-party recipe is inspired by recent food fads. "For the bun-less craze, or everything wrapped in lettuce, I decided to do a mini-turkey burger in honor of the Atkins diet," she explains. Enjoy!
Mini Bunless Turkey Burgers
- 20 oz package lean ground turkey
- 2 tbsp yellow onion, diced
- 2 tbsp red bell pepper, diced (plus some for garnishing)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp chile powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp chile in adobo, seeds removed
- 1/4 tsp adobo sauce
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 1/2 avocado, large dice
- 2 tbsp red onion, large dice
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Combine the turkey and next 8 ingredients, through the black pepper, in a large bowl and mix until well-combined. Score meat into 8 even sections.
Heat a grill top or outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Grill 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
While the meat is cooking, combine the mayonnaise, chile, and adobo sauce in a small bowl and mix until well-combined.
Top a piece of butter lettuce with a turkey burger plus a tablespoon of the mayonnaise. Top with the red onion, avocado, red bell pepper, and sprinkle with the cilantro.
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