This fiesta burger is inspired by my friend, Cheryl, who wrote-up the recipe on her Facebook page. Que the immediate drooling! Then I had this blast from the past of my younger sister and I going to Taco Bell and ordering the “Bell Beefer”. OMG, the bell beefer! Burger in a taco. How could I have forgotten the Mexican burger? I remember it tasting so good either because I was young and had clueless taste buds or because Taco Bell actually used to taste good. Whatever, I’m bringing it back a little healthier and foodie style! We are serving our burger with guacamole, salsa and homemade taco seasoned sour cream (yes, the recipe will follow) as our condiments and fiesta fries on the side. Keep reading for all the recipes and wipe the drool off your keyboard.
1 Lb ground turkey breast (I prefer ground chicken, but the store was out)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup finley crushed tortilla chips
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce (because it’s not ground beef so it’s needs something extra)
3 tablespoons fire roasted chili’s (diced in the can)
3 tablespoons of salsa verde
2 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning (if you must, use a packet)
1/3 cup grated pepper jack cheese
Combine all the ingredients and form into patties. Either cook on the grill or on the stove for about 4 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. For extra cheesiness, place a slice of pepper jack on the patty and let it melt. Serve on a whole wheat bun with taco seasoned sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and lettuce.
Homemade Taco Seasoning as found on All recipes. I omitted the red pepper flakes.
Mix 1 tablespoon of taco mix with 1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream.
3 russet potatoes cut into thin wedges
homemade taco seasoning
Preheat oven to 400. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place potatoes evenly spaced and not overlapping. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden with crisp ends.
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