Fajita Burgers to Liven Up Your Burger Bar

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Grilling season approaches. Switch your burger bar up a bit this year with salsa, chipotle mayo, and fajita vegetables. Viva the Fajita Burger!

Fajita Burgers from Good Cheap Eats

Burgers are a huge hit at our house. I know that I can get instant approval from everyone at the table when I make hamburgers.

They’re good with eating them at restaurants, too. Honestly, I can count on two hands all the great restaurants in our area that serve delicious and creative burgers. I’m thinking San Diego might be a sanctuary for folks who love burgers and small craft beers.

Anyway…. back to delicious and creative burgers. I love when burgers are fancy. I’m a little partial to certain ingredients like bleu, gorgonzola, swiss, cheddar, and pepper jack. Basically all the fancy and unfancy cheeses.

However, could I make a delicious and creative burger without the cheese?

Why yes, yes I could. Meet the Fajita Burger!

Fajita Burgers from Good Cheap Eats

The Fajita Burger is just what it sounds like: a Mexican-spiced burger topped with fajita vegetables, and a trio of toppings to choose from: guacamole, salsa, or spicy. It’s flavorful and fun, a great way to spice up your backyard barbecues this summer.

One of the great things about this burger recipe is that all the toppings fit a Whole 30, paleo, or dairy-free diet. Be sure to serve it bunless, and you’re good to go.

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Fajita Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Grilling season approaches. Switch your burger bar up a bit this year with salsa, chipotle mayo, and fajita vegetables. Viva the Fajita Burger!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fajita burger
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 461 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large pepper julienned into matchsticks (about 1 1/2 cups pepper strips if you want to make a multi-colored mix)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns optional
  • lettuce leaves
  • salsa guacamole, chipotle mayo, chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. Divide the ground beef into four equal portions. Season each generously on both sides with the taco seasoning. Cook the burgers until desired doneness.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Add the peppers and onions. Season them with oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Cook stirring, until the onions are translucent and the peppers are tender.
  3. Serve the burgers on buns, top with vegetables, salsa, guacamole, chipotle mayo, and/or chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

You can always skip the buns and serve on lettuce leaves instead!

Nutrition Facts
Fajita Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Kathy says

    These sound delicious and I will be trying them. 2 questions. Would it be better to mix the taco seasoning in the meat so that flavor is through the whole burger rather than just sprinkling on top? I’ve never seen chipotle mayo. Is this something I can mix myself? Thanks.

  2. Emily says

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!

  3. Mandy W. says

    I just wanted to take a minute and say “thanks” for all of the inspiration you have given me over the years. I don’t have a blog, but I wrote a guest post for my Sister-in-Law, and referenced you and your Eat the Pantry challenge. http://themerrillproject.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-to-do-when-ends-dont-meet-part-2.html
    You have really helped me as I have tried to become a better and more wise home cook. Thanks!

  4. Kathy says

    I made these burgers over the past Easter weekend. HUGE hit! Even my picky eater loved them. It was a fishmama weekend from burgers to chicken & green beans to empty tomb cake. We think you are THE BEST! Thank you!!!

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