American Burger with Tomato Salad

American Burger

When I went to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, I had a really good homemade, pan-fried burger. I decided to recreate the burger and add one of my absolute favorite burger toppings, avocado, and opt for tomatoes instead of french fries. The basis of my recipe came from CHOW. I cut recipe to a single serving and added my own types of seasonings.




1/2 cup of ground turkey

1/4 small onion, diced

1 tsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. montreal steak seasoning

1 tsp. lime zest

1 slice of large tomato

1 slice of cheese

1/2 avocado

1 hamburger bun

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Tomato Salad

Remaining Tomato, diced

1 Tbsp of Feta or Mozzarella

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 Tbsp. basil

NOTE: This is one serving.


  1. In a small bowl, mix ground turkey, onion, lime zest and seasonings. Form into a small patty, about the size of the palm of your hand.DSC_0684
  2. Put 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a small frying pan. When oil starts to smoke (NOT BUBBLE) put the burger in the frying pan. Cook for 10 mins, flipping on each side occasionally.DSC_0688
  3. As the burger is being cooked, cut a small avocado in half. Take half and mash by hand or in small Kitchen Aid food processor. DSC_0692
  4. Take bottom half of bun and spread avocado mixture on roll.
  5. Take slice of cheese and put on burger. When it has melted, turn off stove and remove pan from heat. Place burger on top off avocado.
  6. Put slice of tomato on top of burger. Feel free to add mustard or ketchup and place the top of the bun on the sandwich.
  7. In another small bowl, place remaining tomato. Add garlic salt, basil, and cheese (mozzarella or feta) and toss.DSC_0694
  8. Spoon onto plate and serve!DSC_0697





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