Sunday, July 25, 2010
Fajita Turkey Burgers
Adapted from Cooking Light, July 2006
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning
1 TBS tomato paste
1 cup bread crumbs
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg white or 2 TBS egg substitute
hamburger buns, toasted
Dressing for burgers: Mix mayo with salsa verde until you get desired taste and consistency.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray; add onion and bell peppers. Saute 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash and set aside to cool.
Combine breadcrumbs, onion mixture, 1 tsp Mrs. Dash, tomato paste, turkey, and egg white in a large bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4 inch thick patty. Heat grill pan over medium heat. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place patties on buns and top with mayo/salsa spread.
I served these with Trader Joe's crinkle cut fries. Patrick said the burgers tasted like something he'd order in a restaurant. They were probably the best homemade burgers I've ever had. The peppers, onion, and Mrs. Dash really made the flavor pop. You could substitute any seasoning you like, or add red pepper for a kick. We ate 2 burgers tonight and will see how the other 2 re-heat tomorrow.