Fajita Turkey Burger

Makes: 5 servings
Prep Time: Under 30 minutes
Total Time: Less than 1 Hour

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  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
  • 1 package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • 1/4 cup CHI-CHI’S® salsa, drained
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, divided
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • WHOLLY GUACAMOLE®, if desired
  • CHI-CHI’S® salsa, if desired
  • 5 reduced calorie burger buns
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat monterey jack cheese, shredded


In small bowl, combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, crushed red chilies, paprika, and salt and pepper, if desired.

Mix ground turkey, half of spice mixture, salsa, and 1/2 cup cilantro; form into 5 1/2″ thick patties. Lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place patties in hot skillet. Cook approximately 17-19 minutes turning occasionally (2-3 times). Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

Meanwhile, coat large frying pan with cooking spray. Cook onions, peppers, and remaining spice mixture over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.

To assemble burgers, spread guacamole and salsa, if desired, on buns. Place burgers, cheese, and vegetable mixture on buns.

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Nutritional Information

Calories 270 Fat 6g
Protein 34g Cholesterol 65mg
Carbohydrates 24g Sodium 420mg
Fiber 4g Saturated Fat 3g
Sugars 5g
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