Turkey Chorizo Burgers with Guacamole


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It’s so hard to believe that we’re wrapping up on the last week of summer, well, I guess school break-wise, but summer’s end is not far! It always seems that summer is much shorter than winter. Maybe because the cold just lingers around longer where we live. Although, I’m sure the Northeast can beg to differ ;) I’m definitely ready for cooler weather, Fall baking, comfort dishes, soups, casseroles, and everything the cooler weather brings! I’m just not ready for snow. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for snow! Haha, I’m just not a snow bunny :) I’m a beach bum, hehe

These burgers – I kid you not – I made them for July 4th and I’m just now posting them. Oops! But doesn’t it come at perfect time? I mean, I’m sure a lot of you are going to be taking advantage of the grill this coming weekend, right? Perfect time to make some turkey chorizo burgers with guacamole :)

I love the combination of turkey and chorizo in this burger. It’s a unique combination that I never thought to use until I saw it in Fine Cooking magazine. Turkey burgers can get kind of dry (sometimes) but with the help of the chorizo, it keeps it moist because of the chorizo’s fat content and the flavors are meld so well together. The guacamole on this burger – I mean, what else can I really say? It rounds out the burger. It makes the burger what it is! I love the creaminess and it’s just a perfect match for the chorizo to tie in the Mexican flare.

Turkey Chorizo Burgers with Guacamole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Ring in the last days of summer with these flavorful burgers!

Servings: 4
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage
  • 2 avocados, pit removed
  • 1/4 medium red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 buns, cut in half and toasted
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese, or whichever cheese you prefer to use
  • 4 slices of tomato
  1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, gently combine ground turkey and chorizo then form four 1/2 inch thick patties (mine were definitely way thicker than this so try to keep them on the thinner side so it won't be so hard/messy to eat) and using your thumb, press down the center of the burger to keep the patty from puffing up when grilling.
  3. In place the patties on the grill and cook for about 7-10 minutes or whenever the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the burger. Turn the grill to low heat and place the cheese slices on each patty and let it melt gently, about 1 minute.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, mash the avocados with the back of a fork until mostly smooth. Mix in the red onion, lime, salt, and pepper.
  5. To assemble the burger, spoon a heaping spoonful of guacamole on the bottom of the buns then add the tomato slice. Place the turkey chorizo patty on top of the tomato slice then place the other half of the bun on top. Repeat with all the other burgers.



Posted on August 28, 2013

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  1. 08/28/2013 at 7:20 am

    These sound totally epic. I never would have thought of pairing the turkey with chorizo but it sounds genius especially with a large helping of guacamole on the side. Super tasty!

  2. 08/28/2013 at 8:05 am

    These look incredible!! I love the idea of a chorizo burger. That sounds awesome!

  3. 08/28/2013 at 8:06 am

    I am starving right now and could cry that this isn’t sitting in front of me!! Love the colors!

  4. 08/28/2013 at 8:08 am

    Oh I bet the chorizo does such great things for the turkey! These look awesome.

  5. 08/28/2013 at 8:40 am

    It’s not even 9 a.m. and I’m already hungry for lunch! Excellent, inviting photography, Julie!

  6. 08/28/2013 at 9:01 am

    These burgers are a total testament the fact that summer ain’t over yet! Holding onto warm weather…hopefully with one of these in each hand.

  7. 08/28/2013 at 9:18 am

    oh my gawwwwwwd I’m dead for these.

  8. 08/28/2013 at 9:36 am

    We did it again! I have turkey burgers on my blog today, lol! I love that you paired chorizo with turkey to jazz it up. Plus guacamole…hello!

  9. 08/28/2013 at 10:14 am

    Wow!! I could so go for one of these burgers right now!! Yum!! :)

  10. 08/28/2013 at 10:24 am

    I am really liking the combo of turkey and chorizo and these burgers look amazing!

  11. 08/28/2013 at 10:25 am

    Wish I was with you during the 4th of July because these burgers look really good. Love that you used chorizo with this dish.

  12. 08/28/2013 at 11:05 am

    I love burgers, period, but these take it up another notch! Amazing!

  13. 08/28/2013 at 11:38 am

    How do you get your guacamole to stay so brilliantly green?! I’m impressed, such a great burger!

  14. 08/28/2013 at 11:39 am

    these are phenomenal! LOVE that there is chorizo inside!

  15. 08/28/2013 at 12:28 pm

    I agree- turkey burgers tend to get dry thats one reason I always avoid it. love your tips.

  16. 08/28/2013 at 1:15 pm

    We just ate turkey burgers last night… these look WAY better ;) Totally do your version next time the craving strikes. xo

  17. 08/28/2013 at 1:42 pm

    Love, love, LOVING these, Julie! So juicy and delicious… and how do you keep your tall, tall burgers looking so neat and tidy?!?

  18. 08/28/2013 at 1:51 pm

    I am seriously licking the screen right now! Everything about these burger just screams my name. Love!

  19. 08/28/2013 at 1:52 pm

    Your burgers look so perfect! I just want to open wide and take a big bite!

  20. 08/28/2013 at 1:55 pm

    YES!!! these look amazing

  21. 08/28/2013 at 4:13 pm

    come to mama! oh and snow bunny no way. let’s bundle up next to a fire with some hot cocoa instead of dealing with the S word lol

  22. 08/28/2013 at 4:41 pm

    This is my kind of burger! Wish it were my dinner!

  23. 08/28/2013 at 5:30 pm

    The chorizo is a genius addition to the turkey…I always think ground turkey needs a little extra flavor help anyway. Love these!

  24. 08/28/2013 at 7:57 pm

    You totally had me at guacamole! I could spend the rest of my life eating only guac and be happy as a clam :) I love the idea of adding chorizo to keep the turkey burgers moist! yum!

  25. 08/28/2013 at 8:45 pm

    I know what we are having on the long weekend! Now if only you could order up some sunshine that would be perfect. Thanks!

  26. 08/29/2013 at 8:38 am

    Love the guacamole!

  27. 08/29/2013 at 2:41 pm

    Girl you have me craving a turkey burger like I never thought I would crave a turkey burger. :) I’m with you on the snow. Fall is my favorite season, but it’s just a shame winter has to come after it!

  28. 08/29/2013 at 3:28 pm

    Wow!!! Want these with the guacamole – Oh yes they look amazing!

  29. 08/29/2013 at 4:34 pm

    THat burger looks so juicy and wonderful!! Sharing on fb!

  30. 08/29/2013 at 6:50 pm

    I love chorizo but it always seems too decadent for a regular meal, mixing it up with some healthy turkey is perfect! These burgers look fantastic, I can’t wait to try them out.

  31. 08/29/2013 at 11:02 pm

    ooh you can never go wrong with chorizo! I bet it adds so much flavor to these!
    Im holding onto Summer as long as I possibly can! Fall & Winter will be here before we know it, then Ill be dyiiing for Summer!

  32. 08/30/2013 at 12:42 am

    I love the idea of turkey and chorizo together. Sounds scrumptious. Pinning!

  33. 08/30/2013 at 4:34 am

    i want that for my dinner

  34. 08/30/2013 at 6:12 am

    Oh count mein for this burger party ~ love the chorizo idea!

  35. 08/31/2013 at 8:38 pm

    I bet the chorizo adds zing to bland turkey. Will definitely try! JR

    • 08/31/2013 at 9:06 pm

      Definitely will bring zing and extra flavor! Enjoy!

  36. 09/06/2013 at 10:33 am

    This burger is amazing!! I just love chorizo and guac :)

  37. 10/04/2013 at 12:16 am

    I love how adding avocado/guac transform a regular burger to something amazing. I haven`t had a good burger in awhile and this is definitely something I want now. Like, rightt now…

  38. Tammy Lynn
    11/09/2014 at 11:48 am

    These were great. I had pan fried mine but I know they would be even better cooked on the grill!

    • Julie
      11/10/2014 at 7:49 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed these, Tammy! They’re great either way!

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