Grilled Fajita Burgers

  • 1 lb. uncooked ground turkey breast or 90% lean or higher ground beef
  • 1/2 cup purchased salsa
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui Maui)
  • 1 of a medium red sweet pepper, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 4 purchased tostada shells
  • 1/2 of a medium avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced or chopped
  1. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, salsa, cumin, black pepper, and salt.  Mix well.  Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.  Fold a 24x12-inch piece of heavy-duty foil in half to make a 12-inch square.  Place onion and sweet pepper in center of foil; drizzle with oil.  Bring up two opposite edges of foil and seal with a double fold.  Fold remaining edges together to completely enclose the vegetables, leaving space for steam to build.
  2. For a charcoal grill, place vegetable packet and patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat.  Grill for 10 to 13 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of each patty registers 165 degrees F for turkey or 160 degrees F for beef and vegetables are tender, turning once halfway through grilling.  (For a gas grill, preheat grill.  Reduce heat to medium.  Place packet and patties on grill rack over heat.  Cover and grill as above).
  3. Serve grilled patties on tostada shells.  Top with veggies and avocado.

Note:  Serve this with a fruit.  Fill half your pale with fruits and veggies.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories 285, Protein 29g, Carbohydrates 20g, Total Fat 10g, Fiber 5mg, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 430mg.

Source:  Diabetic Living Online