These California Turkey Burgers are packed with delicious flavors thanks to the addition of avocado, roasted red peppers and bacon! Perfect for grilling season!
Time for another month of Recipe Redux!
The theme for this month was spring cleaning. Here’s the prompt:
Go through your pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge; what ‘treasures’ have you found? Pick an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the attention it needs. Share a healthy recipe made using your new-found pantry prize.
I’m actually pretty good about cleaning out my pantry but sometimes I find things lurking in the back of my fridge so I checked my shelves and sure enough, I found some roasted red peppers that my mom bought while she was in town. I really like roasted red peppers and typically I like to roast my own, but until lately it had been forever since I’d done it. For the past few weeks I’ve gotten back into the swing of it because they’re one of Squish’s favorite foods….but anyways, I found this jar and knew I needed to use it up!
With grilling season upon us, I knew I wanted to make something we could make on the grill and burgers came to mine. I don’t like beef burgers but I do enjoy a good turkey burger every once and a while so I decided to make those, with a California spin in honor of my upcoming trip to Cali. That trip is now over, but I made these a few weeks ago when I was getting excited about it!
Of course, it ended up raining the day I made these so I made them in the oven, but you could easily make them on the grill. I added some typical burger toppings to the inside of the burger to change things up – roasted red peppers, avocado, bacon, etc.
Here’s how you make them:
California Turkey Burgers
An easy burger filled with flavor thanks to the bacon, avocado and roasted red peppers.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 strips bacon, diced
- 1/4 cup diced avocado
- 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp crumbled feta
- Optional toppings: avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers
- Bun or lettuce for serving
- Combine all ingredients through feta in a large bowl.
- Mix by hand until well combined.
- Form into 6-8 patties.
- Grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 min, flipping once (or until 165 degrees F is reached internally).
- Serve with desired toppings on a bun or lettuce.
Feel free to add or subtract mix-ins to fit your taste. Also make sure your mix-ins are pretty finely diced before mixing to make it easier for the burgers to stick together.
Be sure to check out the link-up below to see how others turned their spring cleaning into a new recipe!