Nothing says California-style grilling like turkey burgers and avocado. Here, we pair that West Coast classic with a tortilla. Chilling the patties helps them hold their shape on the grill.

Make-Ahead Tips: 

Up to 3 days ahead: Prep the quick-pickled onions and refrigerate

Up to 1 day ahead: Make the burger patties, cover and refrigerate

Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 15 min


½ cup red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

3 pounds ground turkey

2 large eggs

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 avocado, pitted

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder

1 garlic clove, minced

2 limes, divided

1 tomato, diced

Canola oil

1 package Non-GMO Low Carb Flour Tortillas, Burrito Size

2 cups sprouts

8 slices pepper Jack cheese

Hot sauce, for serving


Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar. Stir in onion. Let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or refrigerate up to 3 days.

Combine turkey, eggs, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Form into 8 (4-inch) patties. Place on a plate or small tray, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Combine avocado, cumin, ancho chile powder, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl, gently mashing with a fork. Stir in juice of 1 lime. Fold in tomato. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it into the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning, and refrigerate.

Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil grill.

Brush patties with oil and place on grill. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes or until done, turning once. Top each patty with 1 slice of cheese. Cover and cook 15 seconds or until cheese starts to melt. Transfer burgers to a plate and keep warm.

Warm tortillas on grill.

Lay tortillas on a work surface. Lay 1 burger on to top half of each tortilla (at the 12 o’clock position). Top each burger with pickled onions, sprouts and guacamole. Drizzle with hot sauce. Fold the bottom half of the tortilla up to cover the burger, then lift to fold the sides under the burger to form an envelope. Cut remaining lime into 8 wedges. Serve burgers with lime wedges.

Number of Servings: 8

Calories: 610| Total fat: 35 grams | Total carbohydrates: 29 grams | Dietary fiber: 15  grams | Protein: 58 grams