Salsa Verde Turkey Burgers

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, August 27, 2007

Aired August 27, 2007

Serves 4 servings
1 avocado, halved and pitted
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and black pepper
1 pound ground turkey thigh meat
1/2 cup salsa verde
4 slices pepper jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
4 kaiser rolls, split
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 small green or red tomatoes, sliced

Scoop avocado flesh into a small bowl. Add mayonnaise and garlic, and mash with a fork until well combined but chunky. Season with salt and reserve.

In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey and salsa. Score the mixture into four equal portions and form patties.

In a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook patties for 4 minutes on one side. Flip and top each with a slice of cheese, cover and cook for 4 minutes more. Spread the avocado mayo on the split side of each roll bottom and cover with some cilantro. Top with a patty and 2 tomato slices. Set the roll tops into place and serve.