I am still exploring dishes featuring Avocados from Mexico. This little Mexican vacation has been great fun for the entire family! Marina discovered she likes Avocado, Tomato Paninis. Filippo has been feasting on avocado treats; the Baja Burgers featured today are definitely his favorite. Not really surprising since it's a burger, his was beef, topped with yummy ripe avocados!
I made these Baja Burgers two ways, one with ground turkey and one with ground beef. I have featured the ground beef Baja Burgers in the photos but give the ingredients for the turkey burgers below. I do hope you enjoy these as much as we did. In fact, they are being added to this weekends menu at the request of both Marina and Filippo!
1 ripe avocado sliced
1 pound lean ground beef
or 1 pound ground turkey
6 chopped fresh sage leaves for the turkey burgers
1 t. salt & 1/2 t. pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
Ranch Dressing or Ketchup (Ranch for the turkey burgers and ketchup for the beef)
sliced dill pickles
large loaf country French bread cut into wide wedges, or two smaller ones)
1. mix together ground beef, salt, pepper and onion (or mix turkey, sage, onion, salt & pepper)
2. form into oblong patties to fit bread wedges
3. grill patties as desired
4. slice through center of bread wedges and put lettuce on bottom half
5. place patty on top of lettuce, top with pickles, dressing and avocado slices
6. Serve and enjoy
One thing nice about doing burgers this way is that you can make them any size you want. My son Giuliano get a HUGE beef Baja burger, while Marina and I choose small turkey Baja burgers. Yes I do make both turkey and beef Baja Burgers at the same time. I just use less of each ground meat and have found it really doesn't take much more time to mix two batches and EVERYONE is happy!