Turkey Fajita Burgers

turkey fajita burger

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Ingredients

  • Guacamole – I just use the premade stuff but you could make your own OR simply cut up avocado
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ t salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 2 t Fajita seasoning – either buy a packet of fajita seasoning or make your own (see below)
  • ¼ t chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ t cumin
  • ¼ t paprika
  • 1/8 t onion powder
  • 1/8 t garlic powder

Preparation

  1. Cut onions and bell peppers into a very fine chop.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  3. Sautee onions and peppers until tender (about 5 minutes) at the end at ½ t fajita seasoning and ¼ t salt.
  4. Set aside to cool a bit.
  5. Combine breadcrumbs, pepper and onion mixture, remaining fajita seasoning and salt, tomato paste, turkey,and egg white in a large bowl – using your hands mix until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.
  7. Using the same pan that you cooked the peppers and onions, re-heat over med and spray again with cooking spray.
  8. Place patties in hot skillet and cook about 5 minutes a side (or until done.)
  9. You can add a piece of cheese if you like, top with a tsp of guacamole and a bun!

Enjoy!!

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