These Tex-Mex-style burgers rock gooey cheese and a green salsa with just the right amount of kick. But juicy ground turkey thighs and a whole-wheat bun keep the vibes healthy.
What You Get
Ground turkey (see note below)
Shredded Jack cheese
What You’ll Need
Makes 3 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Place the ground turkey in a bowl, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the fajita seasoning and ½ teaspoon of salt, and mix to combine. Shape the meat into 3 patties, about ½-inch thick. Set them on a plate near the stove.
In a cast-iron skillet or frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add the turkey patties and cook until browned on the first side, about 4 minutes. Flip and top each patty with about ¼ cup of the cheese. Continue to cook until the patties are no longer pink at the center and the cheese is melted, 4 minutes longer. Transfer the patties to a plate and keep warm.
Wipe out the pan and return it to the heat. Add 3 burger buns, cut-side down, and toast until warm, 1 minute. Peel, pit, and slice the avocado.
Place the buns on plates and stack with the avocado, turkey patties, and a handful of arugula. Generously spoon the tomatillo salsa on the bun and serve warm.
Note: The turkey may arrive frozen for freshness. Store it in the refrigerator to defrost before cooking. If you need to defrost it same day, place the sealed package in a bowl of cold water, and leave the tap running in a thin stream for about 30 minutes.