Fajita Burgers

Back with another incredible recipe that you, your toddler, your older children and anyone else in your life would LOVE! Fajita Burgers with guacamole and pico are going to start making a weekly appearance – TRUST ME! 

Fajita Burgers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Obsessed with this recipe:

I posted this on Instagram a few months ago and have made it for my daughter 1x a week since. It's the perfect little vehicle for protein, veggies, guacamole and tons of flavor. She's obsessed and I pop them in my mouth for snacks too. You could easily make these in large format burgers for bigger kids and adults!

Ingredients

  • Onion & Garlic - I use a mix of red onion and sweet onion
  • Red Bell Pepper - a key ingredient for fajitas
  • Lime Juice - helps develop the flavor of the fajita veggies
  • Ground Chicken - make sure not to use anything too lean and remember that fat is flavor!!
  • Spices - garlic powder, ground cumin, ground chili powder, and kosher salt
  • Olive Oil - for cooking

How to Make Fajita Burgers

Start by making the pepper mixture. Sauté the diced peppers and onions until soft, then add the garlic and sauté for 60 seconds until fragrant. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly, and season with salt, pepper, and lime juice.

Then get started on the chicken fajita burgers. Mix ground chicken, seasonings, and cooled cooked fajita veggies along with any oil still in the pan until well combined. Form the mixture into small-ish patties, fit for a toddler. 

Reheat the same skillet over medium high heat with an additional tablespoon of oil. Cook the fajita burgers for about 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve with guacamole and pico de gallo / or chopped cherry tomatoes.

Variations and Substitutions

Red Bell Pepper - Feel free to use an orange or yellow bell pepper instead.

Ground Chicken - You could also use ground turkey or ground beef

Tips & Tricks

I love serving these with my homemade guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Yes, my toddler eats Pico - she's clearly cut from the same cloth as me!

If you want to double the fajita veg mixture, it's great to serve as a side dish or mix it into some pasta the following day!

FAQ's

How to cook burger patties on stove top?

To cook chicken burgers on a stove heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat with a tablespoon of oil. Then cook the chicken burgers for about 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Let rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

How long to cook burgers on stove top?

Cook chicken burgers on the stove top for about 6 minutes per side.

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Fajita Burgers from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Fajita Burgers

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
These Fajita Burgers work for adults and toddlers alike – loaded with flavor and perfect for dipping into some guacamole! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

For the Peppers

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ large sweet onion finely diced
  • ½ large red onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced

For the Burgers

  • pounds ground chicken not too lean
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Guacamole and pico de gallo to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. Heat the oil and then add the diced onions and peppers and saute until soft. Add the garlic and saute for 60 seconds until fragrant. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Season with salt and pepper and lime juice.
  • Mix ground chicken and seasonings until well combined. Add in the cooled cooked fajita veggies along with any oil still in the pan. Form the mixture into small-ish patties, fit for a toddler.
  • Reheat the same skillet over medium high heat with an additional tablespoon of oil. Cook burgers for about 6 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve with guacamole and pico de gallo / or chopped cherry tomatoes.

Notes

  • Feel free to use ground turkey instead of ground chicken.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 728IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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