- Calories: 250
- Protein: 26 g
- Total Fat: 13 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 40 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 22 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2 g
- Total Sugar: 3 g
- Natural Sugar: 3 g
- Added Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 830 mg
There are so many reasons why I love this recipe: It’s simple to make, it comes together fast, and the burgers are totally delicious and busting with Tex-Mex flair. Oh, and they’re also packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Staying true to the fajita theme, I like to place each burger on a warm tortilla… but they’re also amazingly tasty on burger buns, toasted English muffins or on a bed of leafy greens. Prime your appetite and grab a margarita or cerveza!
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- • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange or green), finely chopped (~2 cups)
- • 1 onion, finely chopped (~ 1.5 cups)
- • 1 lb ground turkey meat (90 to 94% lean)
- • 1 (1 oz) packet of fajita or taco seasoning blend (3 Tablespoons)
- • Toppings: Salsa, sliced avocado or guacamole, optional Greek yogurt or light sour cream
Mist a large skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm over medium-high flame. Add peppers and onions and sauté until soft and slightly browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a medium mixing bowl, add the ground turkey and fajita (or taco) seasoning blend. Add in the cooked peppers and onions and combine everything using a spatula or your hands. Form the mixture into 5 patties. (If your burger batter seems too soft, place in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up. I definitely recommend this firming step for burgers that’ll be cooked on an outdoor grill. That’s because a skillet pan provides a supporting flat surface, whereas an outdoor grill has open spaces requiring a sturdier patty.)
Reapply oil spray to the same skillet used for veggies and warm over medium-high heat. If using an outdoor grill, liberally mist the grill (and both sides of your burgers) so they don’t stick. Cook burgers on each side for about 6 minutes or the internal temperature reaches 165°.
Serve each burger on a warm tortilla and top with salsa, guac and optional Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Nutrition includes burger with 2 tablespoons salsa, 2 tablespoons guac and a whole grain tortilla base.
Enjoy this burger with Oven Baked French Fries!