I’m kind of in love with this turkey burger. I hardly ever eat fajitas, it’s just not a dish that I think about. But I needed something super delicious and comforting and this Fajita Burger is what happened.
You see, no one told me that 1st grade was going to be so hard. This little gorgeous (pardon the instagram photo) headed off to 1st grade last week, and although I was perfectly fine for Kindergarten, 1st grade was a totally different story. Oh, how I miss her. Our little one, C, even said, “P come home now? I want play with her.” Yes, we were all missing having her around. So what better way to pass the time and forget your aching heart than to create a delicious recipe?
Clearly, based on how over the top this burger is, I was needing comfort. This fajita burger is unbelievably good. Piled high with sauteed peppers, onions and gooey, sharp cheddar cheese, you’ll be sure to forget all of your problemos. (Did you catch that? Spanish for problems. NBD)
Oh geez, as I look at these pics I’m honestly starving all of a sudden. I better make this again.
Anyway, I made these burgers, a delicious dessert (stay tuned on Wednesday, oh goodness it’s chocolatey) and then we played games, read stories and went on a long walk as a family. It was awesome. The meal is super easy to prepare and everyone loved it.
The ground turkey was spiced up with a few of my favorite seasonings, diced green chiles, and fresh cilantro. I wish I could explain just how moist and flavorful these are.
I want to challenge each of you to make this recipe, or another favorite from the site, and then hold your own family night. Turn the phones off, and just concentrate on being together. Don’t forget what it’s like to be a kid yourself. Listen to what your little ones have to say and enjoy time together. I can’t wait to hear what you make and do together!
Makes 3-4 Burgers
1 Package Lean Ground Turkey (About 1 1/3 Lb)
1 1/2-2 Tablespoon Fajita Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Cup Diced Green Chiles
2 Tablespoons Cilantro, Chopped (optional)
Salt and Pepper (to season the top and bottom of burger before grilling)
1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced
1 Orange Bell Pepper, sliced
1/2 Sweet Onion, sliced
4 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Drizzle in a little oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pan, and throw in your onions and peppers as soon as the oil begins to shimmer. Toss the veggies once to mix everything and distribute the oil. Turn the heat down to medium low and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender and the onions are translucent and beginning to caramelize. Remove from the heat.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat, and make sure the grill is well greased so the burgers don’t stick. (You can totally use a grill pan in the house which is what we did the second time around, and it worked perfectly). Pat out each patty, leaving a small indentation in the center to promote even cooking. Season with salt and pepper. Place the burger on the grill, season the other side and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until desired doneness. The last minute of cooking, place the cheese on each burger and close the lid so it can get all melty.
Place the burger on each bun, top with loads of onions and peppers, and a couple pinches of chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
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