Fajita Turkey Burgers with Taco Fries
I saw this idea in one of Rachael Ray's cookbooks and I was thunderstruck, why didn't I think of that before???? I mean, I love burgers and I love fajitas, why haven't I mashed the two together. When I was on Whole30, I was craving this and wanted to make a compliant version. And some fries, because, duh, fries. I added some flavor and spice to the fries and made them taco seasoned. The mayo is delish and perfect to dip those taters in precious. This dinner comes together pretty easily and quickly and totally family friendly. This is one of those recipes where you can effortlessly make it "normal" for family members who are still on the bread/cheese train, just slap it into a bun and add cheese. If you have a vegan in the fam, make it a veggie burger, if your family prefers beef, do that, you do you!
Fajita Turkey Burgers
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 3 bell peppers, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 turkey burger patties (check labels for additives like sneaky sugars) or preferred patty
- Taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or cashew yogurt for vegan
- 3 Tablespoons diced green chiles (from the can)
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning (look at the ingredient list)
- hot sauce, a few dashes
- salt and pepper
- toppings: guacamole, cilantro, green chiles
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and sliced
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat the oven to 425. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, oil, taco seasoning, and salt, toss to coat, spread on one or two baking sheets. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crispy and brown.
- While the fries bake, heat the oil a large skillet on medium-high heat and add the onion and peppers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium and let them cook, stirring off and on.
- Season the turkey burger patties with taco seasoning and salt, cook on the grill or in a pan until they are cooked through.
- To make the mayo - combine the mayonnaise, green chiles, taco seasoning, hot sauce, and season with a little salt and pepper.
- Top each patty with some peppers and onions, drizzle with the mayo, and top with any extras!
Cut those taters and leave the skins on, they have nutrients and less work so double bonus! I like to toss them in a bowl with the oil and seasonings so each fry gets some love. Then, to ensure crispy fries, spread them out, give them space, on two baking sheets. Bake at 425 for about 40 minutes, stirring a couple times to even out browning. While these babies bake, you can assemble the entire rest of the dinner.
Slice the onions, peppers, heat the oil, add the onions and peppers. Cook until caramelized.
I made a batch of homemade mayo and then spiced it up with taco seasoning and chiles, making it the perfect drizzling consistency. It is super yum to dip your fries into too!
Season the patties and cook on the grill, in a pan, or under the broiler. And if you don't have turkey, no problem, use Beef or your favorite veggie patty!