Turkey Burgers with Avocado Sauce

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  • 1/2 cup Hood® Low Fat Cottage Cheese + 2 Tbsp.
  • 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 (2 oz.) hamburger buns
Avocado Sauce
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • STEP 1

    Place cottage cheese in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.

  • STEP 2

    In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese with the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper. Form mixture into 6 burgers.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Add burger sand cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the middle of the burger registers 165˚F.

  • STEP 4

    To make the sauce, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until mostly smooth. Add the 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese and pulse to combine.

  • STEP 5

    To serve, place cooked burger on buns and top with avocado sauce.

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