Fajita Turkey Burger

Fajita Turkey Burger

Biggest Loser® Approved.

Here’s a fajita recipe with all of the sizzle and none of the guilt. In fact, it’s so low in fat that it’s The Biggest Loser® Approved! Spicy, cumin-infused patties topped with sautéed bell peppers and guacamole. YUM!

Makes 5 servings 5
Prep time 20 minutes PTM
Total time Less than 1 hour PTM
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Nutritional Information

Calories 260 Fat 7g
Protein 29g Cholesterol 60mg
Carbohydrates 23g Sodium 410mg
Fiber 4g Saturated Fat 3.5g
Sugars 5g


½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon paprika

salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

¼ cup salsa, drained

¾ cup cilantro, divided

2 onions, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

1 red bell pepper, sliced

WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® classic or spicy dip, if desired

salsa, if desired

5 reduced-calorie hamburger buns, split

⅓ cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese


STEP 1: Combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika salt and pepper in a small bowl.

STEP 2: Mix half of spice mixture, ground turkey, drained salsa, and ½ cup cilantro in a separate bowl. Form into five patties with ½-inch thickness. Lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 17 to 19 minutes, turning occasionally. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

STEP 3: Meanwhile, coat large skillet with cooking spray. Cook onions, bell peppers and remaining spice mixture over medium-high heat for five to seven minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ¼ cup cilantro.

STEP 4: To assemble burgers, spread guacamole and salsa, if desired, on buns. Place burgers, cheese and vegetable mixture on buns.

Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Learn how to safely handle turkey.

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