Do you like to add ingredients to your ground burger meat before cooking? If not, you should really consider it. Spicing up your burger before cooking really adds a depth of flavor, especially when using ground chicken or turkey. Beef obviously has a stronger taste to begin with than ground turkey. So using ground white meet truly lends itself to getting creative on the front end. I often do the same preparatory steps with beef too. To make this Enchilada Turkey Burger, the ground turkey was mixed with enchilada sauce. This added a lot of flavor and also created a really moist burger.
A strong flavored burger is the perfect vessel for the accoutrements in this Mexican style sandwich. The avocados created a creaminess to balance the spiciness of the enchilada sauce. Then, texture was added to the sandwich with the lettuce and the tomatoes. The tomatoes added some acidity. The last accoutrement is my ancho barbecue sauce. This barbecue sauce had a lot of sweetness to it and a little spice. If you are a fan of Mexican food, this Enchilada infused Burger recipe is one to give a try.
- 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
- 1/4 cup enchilada sauce
- 2 tablespoon adobo seasoning
- 4 buns
- 4 tomato slices
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 pieces lettuce, cut in half
- 6 slices pepper jack cheese.
- 1 cup ancho barbecue sauce
- Combine the adobo seasoning, enchilada sauce and ground turkey and mix well.
- Form into 3 patties.
- Cook the burgers on an outdoor grill for 6 minutes per side on medium to medium high heat.
- In the final minute of cooking, add the cheese to the burgers.
- Toast the buns on the grill for 1 minute while cooking the burgers.
- Let the burgers rest for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Begin with the lettuce and tomato; next add the burger.
- Top with 2 or 3 slices of the avocados.
- Finish with the ancho barbecue sauce.
- Serve and enjoy!
The adobo seasonings and enchilada sauce added to the ground turkey.
The final plated Burger.