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Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burger with Pepper Spread

The recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burger with Pepper Spread came from trying to get my BEEF and POTATO husband to eat a turkey burger. He swore that he would not eat any burger but beef. That was all I needed to hear. My creative juices started flowing not to mention the allure of a challenge. Three "hamburger" meals later and husband and kids none the wiser. Finally my husband asked "What is different about the burgers" I responded "A leaner cut of meat". He shrugged and reached for another one. Contest won at home.

Ingredients 

Pepper Spread
1 cup mayonaise
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
Patties
2 lbs. of ground turkey breast
1/2 cup finely chopped COLAVITA Sun-dried Tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1/2 a cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 clove of garlic pressed
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 egg beaten
1 avocado
1 lemon vegatable oil to brush on grill rack and patties
6 Kaiser rolls split
1/4 cup softened butter
6 Romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions 

Prepare a medium-high temperature grill. To make the spread, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. To make patties, combine the turkey, tomatoes, olives, cheese, garlic, soy sauce and 1/2 of spread mixture. Handling the mixture as little as possible to avoid compacting it, Mix well. Divide the mixture in 6 equal portions and form into patties that will fit the rolls. Cut the avocado in half and remove seed. Peel and slice into sections. Cut lemon and squeeze juice over avocado sections to keep from browning. Cover and place to the side. When, grill is ready, brush the grill rack and the patties with the vegatable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and cook, turning once, until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Remove patties from heat and cover while grilling rolls. Place a sheet of heavy duty alumimum foil on the grill rack. Place buns buttered side down on foil and brown. To assemble the burgers, cover the toasted sides of the rolls with remaining spread. Place patty, avacodo slices and lettuce leaf on botton roll. Top with the remaing top roll. Serve and enjoy.