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Salsa Verde Turkey Burger

Salsa Verde Turkey Burger

Last year I tried tomatillos for the first time and I really enjoyed them. I have been keeping my eyes open for them and when I came across them at the farmers market on the weekend I picked some up right away. Of course the first thing that I made was some salsa verde and while I was enjoying it I remembered seeing this recipe for salsa verde turkey burgers on Prudence Pennywise. I liked the sound of pretty much everything about these burgers from the turkey to the salsa verde to the pepperjack cheese to the avocado to the way that it used the cilantro and I would even get to use some more green tomatoes! The salsa verde burgers did not hold together too well but they were super moist and they tasted great! I have been enjoying avocados lately and I would not have thought to combine them with mayonnaise but it was a fabulous combination that went well in this burger. Normally I would have just chopped up the cilantro and mixed it in with the burger but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was as a fresh garish in the burger. The tartness of the green tomatoes complimented the other flavours of the burgers nicely. These burgers may have been a bit messy but they were oh so tasty!

Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup salsa verde
4 slices pepperjack cheese
1 avocado (pitted and scooped)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic (grated)
4 buns/rolls
green tomatoes (sliced) or pickled green tomatoes (sliced)
cilantro (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs and salsa verde in a bowl.
2. Form 4 patties and place them on a broiling pan.
3. Broil until cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
4. Place the cheese slices on the patties and broil until melted, about 1 minute.
5. Mix the avocado, mayonnaise and garlic and mash the avocado to the desired consistency.
6. Serve the burger in a bun with the avocado mayonnaise, cilantro and sliced green tomatoes.

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75 comments:

Prudy said...

I'm glad you liked them! They don't hold together very well, but they are super juicy for that.

Dawn said...

Kevin your meals are SO not boring anymore. Everything you make makes me so hungry (and I just ate dinner!).

Aggie said...

Whoa...I can't believe I missed this one on Prudy's site...these look awesome! I love tomatillos!

Aggie said...

Oh I wanted to tell you...I read somewhere that a trick to keeping turkey burgers together is to throw them in the refrigerator for an hour or two before you cook them. That's if you've got the time ...

Steph said...

Those turkey burgers look so good! I love the melted cheese on top

Paula said...

Kevin, would you consider moving near me? That way, you could, you know, cook for your new neighbor? :-) This looks utterly delicious! I love salsa verde, and the way you've made this recipe is just terrific. YUM!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Oooh, so cheesy! I love this turkey burger and the green tomatoes are splendid stand-ins for ripe tomatoes!

doggybloggy said...

you flatter me....this burger is so much calling my name.

carmen said...

yum, looks delicious! i actually haven't tried tomatillos yet but this post reminds me that i really should sometime this summer.

Katie said...

That looks fabulous. I can never get over how good your photos are! Haha I guess I am just jealous.

Bridgett said...

You come up with some interesting and delicious meals. This looks so yummy!

Daziano said...

I love turkey burgers!!! Never had tomatillos though...

kimberleyblue said...

You eat so many delicious things, and seemingly, every single day. Yum! Makes me feel bad about my pizza pocket dinner last night (though I did caramalize some onions and melt some cheese for toppings).

This looks great!

lisa said...

Fantastic--several of my favorite things all one place!

Holly said...

Those look like a very fresh and interesting alternative to the usual "burger," and the fact that there's avocado involved--I'm definitely sold!

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

I just made turkey burgers last night (greek with spinach, feta, oregano, red onion....), with similar results! They don't hold together well, but they were so moist and tender and tasty. I don't know why people are afraid to use turkey because of the low fat content/dryness...... Mine were the best burgers I've ever had, better than any regular beef burger!

Maybe we will have to try ground chicken sometime.... maybe with some tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella?

Mrs Ergül said...

wow turkey burger! with avocado! Looks unique!

Sara said...

That sounds really great, especially the mayo, how interesting.

cakebrain said...

mmm. I don't think turkey burgers are so great tasting on their own, but with your salsa verde and cheese, it looks more than appetizing and chock full of flavour!

cindy* said...

i love turkey burgers and add avocado and melty pepper jack? so tasty!

Jenny said...

Look at all of that yummy melted cheese! These do look mighty tasty!

Chuck said...

What a stunning burger! I love pepperjack cheese. I bet that burger beats "Rotten Ronnies" aka Mcdonald

Looks great Kevin!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love your burgers kev! they should be served in a restaurant!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that looks ever sooooooooo good! A scrumptious recipe that makes me salivate before 9AM!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

diva said...

i'm intrigued with this. looks great and such interesting ingredients working together. i find that really moist burgers sometimes don't hold too well but doesn't ever discount on the taste. :D

daphne said...

Doesnt matter if they dont hold too well together. Just eat them with a fork. =) hehe Looks delicious to me!

Sylvie said...

Just look at all that cheese melted so fabulously over your great sounding burgers!

HoneyB said...

This looks absolutely amazing!

Jeena said...

This looks so tasty! I love Prudys food too.

Your pictures are always so delicious Kevin.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Look at that melted cheese! Oh Kevin you allways make food look so good!

Abeer said...

omg that looks so edible! Im Starving!! O! lunch where art thou??!

tigerfish said...

I was just commenting on a burger post about how I miss a good burger and now I see another good burger here!

Passionate About Baking said...

Messy or not, WOW, they do look SO GOOD!! Bee-yoo-ti-ful flavours you got in there Kevin!

Elly said...

That is one beautiful burger, Kevin! I don't like mayo but I think combining the avocado with some strained yogurt or sour cream would be creamy and delicious. Yum.

Dhanggit said...

oh my goodness this is killing me!! delicious!

Manggy said...

Bah, messiness is nothing. Flavah is everything! The burger looks delicious, esp. with the melted cheese on top!

Anonymous said...

OhMyGosh Kevin These look so very delicious!! I can hardly wait to try these! I was "stumbling" this morning and came across this blog.
I'll definitely be back.
Shelley
http://www.benaturallywell.com/blog/add-your-blog/
http://www.benaturallywell.com/forums

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I was a little skeptical about this burger coming in, but I was sold very quickly. The whole thing sounds like it would be incredibly flavorful. I hope I can find some tomatillos--I'd really like to try this

Sandie said...

You had me at Salsa Verde.

Maria said...

This one is covered in goodness!

noobcook said...

I don't think u ever need to eat out at fancy restaurants anymore... because you cook way better, and so much variety too! :D

Dee said...

Oh, I wish I spotted this earlier! I completely bypassed the tomatillos at the store because I didn't know what to do with them. Your burger looks great, Kevin.

Adam said...

Wow those burgers look great. Who said turkey burgers can't stand up to their beef friends?

Katie said...

Which market did you find them at, Kevin? I'm in Kingston and it's difficult to get them here.

Alexa said...

I love all the ingredients which combine to make such a juicy flavorful burger. This recipe looks awesome.

Grace said...

pepper jack, cilantro, avocado, salsa verde...yep, this has all the makings of my ideal burger. i know people say it all the time, but your picture truly and honestly has my mouth watering. :)

Meghan said...

i love this!

Terry B said...

Even though tomatillos are readily available here in Chicago, I have yet to try them. Your salsa verde may be the inspiration I need. And the burgers sound great! My own take on spicy turkey burgers uses chili powder, cumin, fresh jalapeño peppers and cilantro for the heat and flavor.

Darius T. Williams said...

Whoa...so, that's looking mighty good. And are those green tomatoes? My favorite. Be on the lookout for this weekend w/those green tomatoes - lol. I have something up my sleeve!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Bellini Valli said...

These sound so good Kevin and look super juicy as well:D

Deborah said...

They look amazing! The cheesy goodness on top looks so delicious!

Diana Evans said...

OMG I am starving !!!!!

this looks amazing ...I love cilantro!!!I have to go eat something now...

Gabi said...

Those look so great Kevin! I love all of the flavours combined :)

Kay said...

This just looks so, so incredibly good.

Poonam said...

they look terrific!

Parker said...

Wow that is certainly one of the best looking burgers I have seen. Sounds delicious.

Kevin said...

Katie: I found the tomatillos at the St. Lawrence Market at the farmers market that is there on Saturday mornings.

Helene said...

I did not find tomatillos around here. I like the picture of the burger. It makes me want to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

Esi said...

Love turkey burgers! Especially when they are smothered in cheese!

Lori said...

I love tomatillos. When I catch them at the farmers market, I make salsa right away. The salsa verde freezes very well by the way.

I love my REAL SIMPLE turkey burgers. They have grated zucchini and carrots in them. They are juicy and tastey.
http://food.realsimple.com/realsimple/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1617870

Dragon said...

Salsa verde is a gift from heaven. Great looking burgers!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a great alternative to the beef burger. This looks so wonderul!!

The DeL Sisters said...

Um looks very good!

Mary Ellen said...

Hi! I recently discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Your pictures are great too.

I love tomatillos and have several recipes using them in my blog - chicken with tomatillos and roasted poblanos, and a recipe I made up myself for creamy tomatillo sauce for enchiladas. Yum! Feel free to check it out.

Search Engine Optimization said...

now this looks real good. i will have to make it.

Natasha said...

Wow! I'm always on the lookout for good burger recipes and these look just perfect! The tastiest food is often messy, but who cares!

Jeanne said...

This sounds like a fantastic combination of flavours - even if there were some issues wth cohesion!!

lindaloohoo said...

personally i think EVERYTHING goes well with mayonaise. it's like the little black dress of the food world.
i may have just mis-spelled mayonaise. again.
these burgers look splendid and something i might actually be able to make.

Jaime said...

wow! that burger looks amazing!

Emmett said...

Looks awesome!!

Lisa H. said...

Turkey burgers are my favorite, and these look awesome! Can't wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight! DELICIOUS is all I got to say! I had 98% the ingredients and I am happily full now. Will make again!
TW in MD

Roxanne said...

Kevin... big kudos for this one, can't wait for my family to come again.. menu already started for the weekend... recovering from surgery and building up my yummie recipies... x

Carla said...

Wow these were delicious!! I added more bread crumbs for a better consistency.

Jennifer Edwards said...

I cannot stand the smell or taste of ground turkey, so I will use ground chicken. This looks sooo amazing and delicious! I can't wait to make this!

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