Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

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light the grill tonight for this zesty take on the classic burger, inspired by the Southwest.
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
2 tsp chili powder
4 oz pepper jack cheese, slices
4 thick slices country bread
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
store-bought salsa, for topping (optional)
1. Form turkey into four 4-inch patties. Using thumb, make an indentation in center to prevent burgers from rounding on top. Sprinkle with chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Cover and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of a burger reads 155*, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

2. Top burgers with cheese. Cover and continue to grill until cheese has melted and internal temperature reaches 165*, 2 to 4 minutes more. Meanwhile, grill bread until lightly charred. Place each burger on a piece of bread; top with avocado slices, salsa, if using, and remaining bread.

Serving Size: 4
Meal   DinnerCuisine   Mexican
Dish   Sandwich/WrapCooking Method   Grilled
Main Ingredient   TurkeyPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time   15 to 30 minutes 
Features   Vegetarian


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