I'm probably at 2 stars on these, but DD and DH loved them...so that raises it up to a 3 star. I didn't have fajita seasoning and used taco seasoning instead. Maybe that was the problem. I just thought they were a little bland. I did serve them with tomato and red onion slices. The portion sizes are pretty big so I didn't need fries. A nice fruit salad was a perfect side dish.
Fajita Turkey Burgers
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.
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- Calories: 349
- Calories from fat: 30%
- Fat: 11.5g
- Saturated fat: 3.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Protein: 30.4g
- Carbohydrate: 34.5g
- Fiber: 4.6g
- Cholesterol: 71mg
- Iron: 2.7mg
- Sodium: 876mg
- Calcium: 110mg
- 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
- Combine tomatillo salsa, chopped avocado, and cilantro; set aside.
- Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 cup.
- 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.
- 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.
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