Okay, so anyone who knows me in real life knows I am a guacamole addict. Not only do I put it on everything, I will even eat it a la carte by the spoonful. My guacamole addiction is actually right up there with my cheese addiction, but that's a whole different post entirely.
It's actually pretty amusing, because until I was pregnant with Xander, I had never even tried the stuff. You see, I am a very picky eater, and if something looks or smells "funny" to me, I just won't go there. Well we were at a get-together at my wonderful Father-In-Law's house during the summer time. Their friend, Jim, who just happens to look a lot like Alton Brown and loves to cook, had brought a huge batch of his homemade guacamole. The bright colors...The fresh aroma...For some reason, although I had always been adamant about not liking guac, I tried it. And then I tried it again. And again. And then most of the bowl mysteriously wound up missing. Hey, I was pregnant and had just discovered a very, very good thing. In fact, between bites I think I muttered something about guacamole being the "dip of the Gods".
After that, I was hooked. If there's a 12-step program for guacamole addicts, I need to enroll STAT. My poor husband no longer had to just worry about Taco Bell runs in the middle of the night, he had to also make Guacamole runs! (You don't mess with a pregnant woman and her cravings!) Luckily, we had a Walmart Super Center that was open 24 hours a day, and that's how I discovered Wholly Guacamole.
Wholly Guacamole is literally the next best thing to homemade guacamole. It's super fresh, and the flavors are spot on. There are several varieties to choose from, including an organic option that is spectacular! I think my favorite is their Spicy Guacamole. This pairs the creamy, mild taste of the avocados with spicy peppers. It does have some bite to it, so the kids may prefer the classic guacamole.
Wholly also has a line if delectable salsas and even queso! They're all fantastic, and don't taste like your typical packaged foods. That's because there are no additives or preservatives in these products, so all you're tasting are the bright, vibrant flavors of high-quality ingredients. I am drooling just thinking about it!
Recently, I got the opportunity to try my favorite Wholly Guacamole products paired with Jennie-O Turkey Burgers. I have to admit, turkey is generally on my "will not eat" list. I have never liked turkey, and am the odd man out on Thanksgiving. However, since these are in burger form and have jalapenos in them, I figured I would give it a shot. If I didn't like them, I knew my little vultures...oops, kids, would happily gobble them up.
I decided to use a cast iron grill pan to cook the burgers and toast the buns. This gave our burgers a summer time feel, even in the middle of the winter. I also sliced some red bell peppers and got some spicy Pepper Jack cheese. Since there was already so much flavor going on, I chose to use Wholly Guacamole Organic Guacamole to help mellow out the heat factor. Oh, I also chopped some fresh cilantro and mixed it in with the guac. (I am a cilantro freak, so this is something I do often!)
The results? Yum! Like I said, I am usually not a fan of turkey, but these burgers were fantastic!I thought they would be dry and tasteless, and I could not have been more wrong. The burgers were juicy, spicy, and flavorful. Add the guacamole, and you really do have a restaurant worthy dish. Not only did I enjoy it, the kids did, too! Even my 2 year old was more than happy to eat a Jennie-O Jalapeno burger topped with some of the best guacamole ever!
Will I start eating turkey during the Holidays? Nope. Not a chance. But I will purchase these Jennie-O Turkey Burgers again, for sure. I really liked them, and topped with Wholly products, you just can't go wrong. Next time I think I will add some Wholly Salsa, too!
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