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!
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!
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
- 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
- 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!
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