Fajita Turkey Burgers

This past weekend I made a snafu in my weekly menu planning – I accidentally planned one less meal than I needed. Which isn’t a huge deal, but I generally get all my recipe ingredients once per week. This was a recipe that randomly showed up in my inbox this week from Cooking Light and looked tasty, so I picked up the ingredients on the way home from work.

Fajita Turkey Burgers

Recipe from Cooking Light

The first step was to make breadcrumbs. I keep a loaf of bread in my freezer for such occasions. Did you know bread freezes very well? I don’t eat a whole lot of bread so it’s much more cost-effective and waste-minimizing for me to store it in the freezer, and pop a couple pieces in the toaster when I want a sandwich… or, need breadcrumbs.

I used the mini food processor attachment on my immersion blender to grind these suckahs. Worked like a charm.

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The next step was the prepare the burger patties, using the above bread crumbs, sautéed bell pepper and onion, fajita seasoning, tomato paste, one egg white, and lean ground turkey.

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The recipe suggests making four burgers, but I actually made seven out of the pound of turkey because I thought the patties were too big! These cooked nicely in a skillet on my stovetop.

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Salsa verde and chopped avocado made for a delicious topping. Add cilantro if you are a fan and have it on hand.

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I served these turkey burgers open face, atop a low calorie whole wheat bun. The bun was totally unnecessary – honestly I wouldn’t bother with it.

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So delicious! Love these Fajita Turkey Burgers.

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Fajita Turkey Burger Rating: 9/10

 

Note Currently listening to: Written in Blood – She Wants Revenge.

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