Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fajita Turkey Burgers {Gluten Free}

Here's a great twist on a plain turkey burger. Amp it up by making them into Fajita Burgers. Topped with a tomatillo salsa gives them that "Oooh!" factor, and Mr. raved about them. I've added my gluten free changes to the ingredients. As for the finely chopped veggies, I just threw them in my food processor. These are much too soft to grill so a hot pan works great.

Fajita Turkey Burgers {Gluten Free}
adapted from Maureen Callahan, Cooking Light July 2006

1/4 cup bottled tomatillo salsa
2 tablespoons chopped avocado (I used smashed avocado)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 (1-ounce) slices white bread (I used my gluten free 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 (I used Amazing Taste it's gluten free)
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 egg white
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted (I used gluten free buns for mine)

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.

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Nikki said...

Mmm...this burger looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)


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