TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta Burger perfect for game day

September 11, 2013

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Having people over to cheer on your favorite team and looking for something different to serve?

Try Tamie Joeckel’s TexaCali Turkey Tailgate Fiesta burger. It’s a taste touchdown!

With tons of veggies, terrific flavor and a scrumptious cilantro aioli, there’s no way your team’s not winning when you serve this one.

See step-by-step photos of Tamie’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/turkeyburger

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember to use “just a pinch”…

“Even the men who only eat beef in my family devour this burger!”

Tamie Joeckel, Katy, TX (pop. 14,102)

TexaCali Turkey Tailgate
Fiesta Burger

2 lb ground turkey

6 slices turkey bacon, browned and drained

1 large poblano, anaheim or red bell pepper

1 medium white or yellow onion, diced

2 tbsp olive oil, light

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp ground chili powder

1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

1 pkg romaine lettuce leaves

2 large tomatoes, sliced

2 large avocados

3/4 c mayonnaise

1/3 c fresh cilantro

1 dash hot sauce

8 slice pepper jack or cheddar cheese (optional)

1 pkg large burger buns

2 tbsp spicy mustard

Heat your grill! Finely dice the pepper and onion.

Brown the bacon and set aside to drain.

In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, pepper and onion. Take the bacon and crumble it into the mixture.

Add the spicy mustard, cumin, chili powder, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix lightly. Make patties out of the mixture for grilling.

For the cilantro aioli, in a food processor add the mayo, the fresh cilantro (without stems) and a dash of hot sauce (or two or three…). Mix and set aside in a small bowl in the cooler or fridge.

Grill the patties and set aside under a foil tent to allow them to cook a little more and get juicier!

Immediately before you assemble the burgers, slice the avocados.

To assemble the burgers, I heat the buns on the still hot grill and place in a basket.

Set out all the fixings – buns, patties, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, aioli and get set for a fiesta in your mouth!

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