Diabetic Dish of the Week – Fajita Turkey Burger

July 11, 2017 at 4:52 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Fajita Turkey Burger. It’s made using the always delicious Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. When I make my Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili I always use this! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet website, which also has an excellent magazine by the same name – Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. So be sure to check the site out for this recipe and the huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes they have. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Fajita Turkey Burger


1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
1 (16-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 cup salsa, drained
3/4 cup cilantro, divided
2 onions, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
Wholly Guacamole classic or spicy dip, if desired
Wholly Guacamole salsa, if desired
5 reduced-calorie hamburger buns, split
1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese


1 – In small bowl, combine cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika and salt and pepper, if desired.
2 – Mix ground turkey, half of spice mixture, drained salsa, and 1/2 cup cilantro; form into 5 (1/2-inch thick) patties. Lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, turning occasionally. Always cook to well done, 165F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3 – Meanwhile, coat large skillet with cooking spray. Cook onions, bell peppers and remaining spice mixture over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.
4 – To assemble burgers, spread guacamole and salsa, if desired, on buns. Place burgers, cheese and vegetable mixture on buns.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165F.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 260
Protein: 29g
Sodium: 410 mg
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 5g
Carbohydrates: 23g


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