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Fajita Turkey Burgers

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Put together these fajita-inspired turkey burgers for a speedy supper after a late-afternoon or early-evening workout. Use prechopped onion and bell pepper, if you prefer, so the burgers come together even more quickly. Garnish with fresh lettuce, tomato, and red onion, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bottled tomatillo salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fajita seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 349
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 11.5 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 30.4 g
  • carbohydrate 34.5 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 876 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomatillo salsa, chopped avocado, and cilantro; set aside.

  2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 cup.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and bell peppers; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon fajita seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cool.

  4. Combine breadcrumbs, onion mixture, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons fajita seasoning, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, tomato paste, turkey, and egg white in a large bowl. Using damp hands, divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Heat pan over medium heat. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun. Top each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa mixture; top with remaining halves of buns.