Spicy Turkey Burgers with Homemade Guacamole and Mexican Sweet Potato Fries

by Matt on October 17, 2010

Avocado. I love you.


There is something about the cool, creaminess of avocado that really makes me start salivating (and moaning for that manner).

When you pair it with a juicy, spicy turkey burger, you really have a meal with a great balance of flavors. As soon as your tongue starts to feel the heat, the avocado instantly cools off your mouth to make you want to take another bite.


I would take bites of this all day ;)

I’m not done…

When you pair this burger with some Mexican sweet potato fries, your taste buds will take a little vacation down to Mexico.


Lucky for me, I can take a trip down to Mexico anytime I want. Well, I guess you can too because I am sharing the recipe.

Or should I just tease you?

All this meal needs is a nice cold margarita…

Spicy Turkey Burgers with Homemade Guacamole


  • 1 pound of ground turkey, mix of white and dark meat
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 buns or rolls
  • Guacamole, recipe follows


  1. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  2. Sauté the jalapeño, garlic, and onion with a drizzle of olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the turkey, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and cooled pepper/onion mixture with your hands until just combined. Form into 3 patties.
  4. Grill the burger patties for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked all the way through.
  5. Serve on buns with homemade guacamole and condiments of choice.


Homemade Guacamole


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Freshly ground sea salt, to taste
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped


  1. Slice the avocados in half, remove pit and scoop out into a medium bowl.
  2. Add the diced jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and sea salt.
  3. Mash with the back of a fork until smooth.
  4. Add the lime juice and tomato and mix thoroughly.
  5. Store covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.


What is a burger without fries?

Mexican Sweet Potato Fries


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place potato wedges in a bowl and add oil; toss to coat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle spice mixture over potatoes and toss to coat.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Now, about that margarita…

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October 17, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Guacamole is one of my all-time favorite foods – and I make it the same way you do, just with a little red onion added. Maybe I’ll take a little trip down to Mexico today ;) .
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October 17, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite things on this sweet earth. And guac? Heck yeahhh!


October 17, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Alright, reasons why your blog is basically porn:
1) “……salivating (and moaning….”
2) “…..your tongue starts to feel the heat…”
3)”…..I would take bites of this all day ;)
4) “Or should I just tease you?”

The End.
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October 17, 2010 at 7:35 PM

HAHAHA I agree


MattNo Gravatar October 18, 2010 at 12:41 PM

You making fun of me?


October 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Yes, we are.
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October 17, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Even though I’m vegetarian I must admit that your burgers always look incredibly amazing.
Sweet potato fries & guac = perfect food!

Haha Sana’s comment is absolutely hilarious.


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