Fajita Turkey Burgers

Another late night and another successful recipe from Cooking Light…their Fajita Turkey Burgers were super tasty! I was running out of ideas for things to cook since I’ve been “attempting” to eat healthier in lieu of our debaucherous Labor Day weekend! 🙂

Soooo a burger sounded good (a healthy one of course), and Cooking Light’s Fajita Turkey Burger just hit the spot.

I really can’t escape Southwestern food…and why should I. It’s just too delicious!

Next stop…happy hour and Mexican food at Blue Goose!!!! I love Friday’s!

Fajita Turkey Burgers

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

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 **Tom Thumb was out of Green Peppers…so I substituted a mild Hatch Chile!!
  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 349 (30% from fat)
Fat: 11.5g (sat 3.1g,mono 1g,poly 1.1g)
Protein: 30.4g
Carbohydrate: 34.5g
Fiber: 4.6g
Cholesterol: 71mg
Iron: 2.7mg
Sodium: 876mg
Calcium: 110mg
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