Fajita Turkey Burgers




  • Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup bottled tomatillo salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 
  • (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 
  • 2 teaspoons fajita seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground turkey 
  • egg white 
  • (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted 


Preparation:

  1. Combine tomatillo salsa, chopped avocado, and cilantro; set aside.
  2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until crumbs measure 1 cup.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Top each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa mixture; top with remaining halves of buns.