• Prep Time: 15 Minute(s)
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minute(s)
  • Serves: 4 Servings

Avocado & Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burgers

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Category: Lunch/Snacks, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 large onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (we love garlic)


In a large bowl, mix your raw turkey with the minced garlic, oats, egg, crushed red pepper, ground cumin, and garlic powder (I used my hands for this- oddly liberating).

Using 2/3 of the raw seasoned turkey, form little turkey bowls and set on a plate. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese, avocado and onion on top of each "bowl". Make sure the avocado/mozzarella/onion are not on the edges of the patties so nothing oozes out in the cooking (can never be too careful with this stuff).

Using the other 1/3 of the turkey, form "lids" for your bowls and pinch the two sections (lid and bowl) of turkey together around the edges. DO NOT FORGET TO PINCH IT TOGETHER- again, you risk serious leakage during the cooking if you don't pinch it.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Put the burgers into the frying pan and flatten out as much as possible using a spatula (without letting anything ooze out of the edges of course). Cook over medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes or until edges start browning. Flip the burgers and let them finish cooking for about 10 minutes- or until there is NO pink left anywhere on the patties.

Serve with Udi's Rolls (click the link for a $1 coupon too), or over lettuce, sauteed onions, tomatoes...the possibilities are endless! I think next time I'm going to add jalapenos to the stuffing too?

What do YOU like on your burgers? I want more ideas for Clean (as in clean eating and clean to eat aka no mess) stuffings for my turkey burgers!

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