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Fajita Turkey Burgers

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4

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These Fajita Turkey Burgers are seasoned with Mexican spices and loaded with peppers, onions and cheese — they’re Chicken Fajitas in sandwich form! A fun, healthy twist on a burger!

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fajita turkey burgers on white bun with sauteed peppers onions and melted cheese

Can you believe this is my first turkey burger recipe on here? I have to admit, I haven’t made a lot of turkey burgers in my day but we are all totally hooked now. They are such a fun healthy twist on one of our favorite summer foods!

fajita turkey burger with sauteed peppers on grey plate with chips

These burgers are so juicy and perfectly seasoned — they’re not overly spicy but have great Mexican flair! If you like your Mexican food really spicy, you can add some extra chipotle powder or even some cayenne pepper or paprika — you’ll have to use your own discretion because I haven’t tested it with additional spices! We like our “spicy” food pretty mild around these parts.

You can cook them on the grill or in a pan. Normally I like to refrigerate or freeze my burgers before cooking so that they hold together better, but I cooked these right after forming them and they were still perfect! If you want to make them ahead, they can be refrigerated for 24 hours or frozen for 3-6 months before cooking.

I topped these burgers with a marble cheddar cheese, but Monterey Jack would be another awesome choice, especially one studded with jalapeno if you like things with extra kick!

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Fajita Turkey Burgers

These Fajita Turkey Burgers are seasoned with Mexican spices and loaded with peppers, onions and cheese — they’re Chicken Fajitas in sandwich form! A fun, healthy twist on a burger!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 172cal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs for a GF option, try finely crushed GF tortilla chips!
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • Buns, avocado, mayo, additional toppings to serve as desired

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg, bread crumbs, seasoning salt, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and onion powder until just combined. Shape into 4-6 patties.
  • Preheat pan or grill to medium heat and grease lightly. Cook burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Top with cheese and let sit until melted.
  • Meanwhile, heat canola oil in a medium pan over medium high heat. Cook peppers and onions, stirring often, for 5-8 minutes until desired tenderness is reached (as crisp or tender as you like them!).
  • Serve burgers topped with sauteed peppers on a bun (optional!) with desired toppings: avocado, mayo or sour cream, salsa, whatever you prefer!

Notes

**NOTE: Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 172cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kelly says

    This is the ultimate turkey burger! I love how loaded up with goodies it is. And the fajita twist sounds amazing! It’s perfect for summer!

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! These sound delicious! So many turkey burgers I’ve seen just don’t have flavor, but your spices add just the right touch. I would add some chipotle powder as I am hooked on it.

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I’m thinking you should make turkey burgers on the regular, because these are all sorts of awesome, girlfriend!! Love me some fajitas and I’m crazy for turkey burgers, so this combo is like whoa!! Gimmmmmmeee dat! Perfect for this weekend! Cheers!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I have yet to make a turkey burger, which is funny, because I love them! This fajita kind sounds delicious, Ashley! Anything with a Mexican flair is right up my alley. And this is so perfect for summer, too!

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