Turkey Fajita Burgers with Grilled Tomatillo Salsa


for burgers---

1/2 red bell pepper, small diced

1/2 yellow bell pepper, small diced

1/2 orange bell pepper, small diced

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

2 tsp Tabasco sauce

for salsa verde---

1 lb tomatillos, husks off

2 whole jalapeno peppers

juice of 1 lime

2 tsp Tabasco green pepper sauce

1 bunch cilantro


Make the salsa first so you can chill it prior to use. I recommend making the salsa a day ahead of time!

Heat grill to medium/high. Once hot, place whole tomatillos and jalapenos on the grates, close the top and grill for about 10 minutes, watching and flipping occasionally with tongs. You want everything to have charred marks and get really soft and mushy. Depending on your grill, this could take anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

Remove peppers and tomatillos from grill and place in either a food processor or high-speed blender (make sure to remove the jalapeno stems first) with the lime juice, cilantro and Tabasco. Process until smooth.

Chill salsa thoroughly before serving. You may want to add a small pinch of sea salt at the end, but I thought it tasted perfect without it!

For burgers, mix together the diced bell peppers, ground turkey, beaten egg, Tabasco and spices in a large bowl. Form into 4-6 patties (depending on how large you like your burgers). Grill burgers for about 10 minutes until done, or cook on the stove in a grill-pan for about 6 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Serve on buns with salsa verde.


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You can also make this salsa in the oven by roasting the jalapenos and tomatillos. To do this, roast at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes the proceed with recipe instructions.