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

    Ring in the last days of summer with these flavorful burgers!
    Prep Time: 20 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 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


    • Preheat grill to high heat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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  • Kathryn says:

    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!

  • Tieghan says:

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

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

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

  • Rachel Cooks says:

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

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

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

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    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.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    oh my gawwwwwwd I’m dead for these.

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    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!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

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

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

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

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

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

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

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

  • Heather Christo says:

    these are phenomenal! LOVE that there is chorizo inside!

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

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

  • ashley - Baker by Nature says:

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

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says:

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

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

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

  • Gaby says:

    YES!!! these look amazing

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    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

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

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

  • cassie says:

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

  • Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com says:

    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!

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says:

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

  • Maria says:

    Love the guacamole!

  • Courtney @ Neighborfood says:

    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!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

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

  • carrian says:

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

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow says:

    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.

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    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!

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says:

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

  • cquek says:

    i want that for my dinner

  • marla says:

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

  • JR says:

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

    • Julie says:

      Definitely will bring zing and extra flavor! Enjoy!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

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

  • Lynna says:

    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…

  • Tammy Lynn says:

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

    • Julie says:

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

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