I can’t tell you how much my husband LOVES Fajitas. When we first started dating I would hate eating Mexican with him because I didn’t like it. At first, I didn’t have a love for Mexican foods. Until I met him, I never really ate much Mexican. He’s been working on me for about five years and I’m slowly liking it more.
While I was making fajitas one night at home I had the idea to make a fajita burger. I love turkey burgers and most of the recipes I find online have mushrooms in it and that is one thing I will not eat. So I took my fajita recipe and created a fajita turkey burger.
Start by mixing the cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper together and add to the meat. Next, chop up the green pepper, red pepper, and the jalapeño extra fine so you don’t have big chunks in your burgers. My onions here are little too chunky in this picture. Don’t forget to mince in the garlic!
Mix it up! Then add the fresh cilantro leaves in and add the hot sauce. Just eyeball the hot sauce. If you like things hot got ahead and put 2 + teaspoons in, if not then put less. Its up to you. This is 2 lbs of meat, so what I did to divide it up (since I don’t have a fancy scale to use like Alton Brown would say to use) I formed the meat into a big ball sliced it in half, then again and again until I had 8 evened out round pieces of meat to make patties. You can make about 12 patties if you made them smaller.
Form into patties and lay on aluminum foil until your ready to cook. Since there’s only two of us, I wrapped up the rest of the patties and put them into the freezer for a quick dinner. Since it does take time to make its nice to have a few in the freezer whenever your feeling like a nice juicy turkey burger. The patties are really flimsy, so make sure to cook them on a grill pan or in a skillet with oil for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
Top the burger with some Mexican style cheese and let it melt before removing the burgers from the skillet. Finally, top with guacamole or fresh salsa (or both) before serving. We like to put our burger buns on the grill pan to get a nice toasty texture to them (you can also put them under the boiler for a few minutes). Serve with chips and salsa, guacamole, or some cheesy nachos.
Fajita Style Turkey Burgers
By: Aromatic Delights
2 lbs ground turkey breast
4 garlic cloves
½ onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp thyme dried leaves, crushed
1 – 2 tsp hot sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Handful chopped fresh cilantro leaves – parsley may be substituted
8 Burger Buns
Directions: Put meat in a large mixing bowl. Mix the cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper together and add to the meat. Add chopped green pepper, red pepper, and the jalapeño. Mince in garlic. Add the cilantro and hot sauce. Mix well. Form into 8 patties. Cook in skillet with oil over medium high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Place cheese (optional) over the patties in the last 2 minutes of cooking to melt.
Suggested Toppings: Mexican style cheese, Salsa, Tomato, Avocado / Guacamole
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