Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fajita Turkey Burgers

We've been going through and making recipes from current food magazines in the recent weeks, so this past weekend, I decided to go back in time, so to speak, and find some recipes from a while back. It was during that search that I found this Fajita Turkey Burgers recipe.

We started by combining tomatillo salsa and avocado in a small bowl (unfortunately, our local grocery store was out of fresh cilantro when we went).

We set that bowl to the side; that will be used as a topping on the burger.

For the burger, in a pan, saute onion, red pepper and green pepper. After a few minutes, throw in some of the fajita seasoning.

Then, in a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs (we used panko), the cooled-off vegetables, fajita seasoning, salt, tomato paste, turkey (we used 20 ounces instead of 16 because the package was 20 ounces) and egg white. Using your hands, combine the mixture.

Then mold and separate into four equal portions and place back in the pan.

Once the meat is done, start to make the burger. I added some romaine and sliced tomatoes on the bottom of mine and then a couple of tablespoons of the tomatillo-avocado mixture on the top.

The extra portions for us using more turkey than the recipe called for made this a much heartier meal. But the flavors combined well. The crunch of the romaine and the juiciness of the tomatoes contrasted with the creaminess of the avocado and the slight heat of the tomatillo sauce. It was a deliciously filling supper.

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