Fajita Burgers

Fajita Burgers

Not too long after I last made fajitas I came across this recipe for fajita burgers on Good Life Eats which sounded really good. I always enjoy playing around with different flavours or themes for burgers and I particularly liked the sound of a tasty texmex burger topped with tender sauteed onions and peppers. With the days starting to get cooler, it was time to get the burgers in and this weekend I got the chance to make them.

These burgers start out with all beef patties that are flavoured with salsa, taco seasoning and a healthy does of fresh cilantro which I covered with slices of pepper jack cheese that were added just at the end of cooking. Next up was the sauteed onions and peppers which I flavoured with even more taco seasoning . At this point the burgers are good to go but you don't have to stop there as you can easily add any of your favourite fajita or taco fillings and I went with some roasted tomatillo and avocado salsa . Luckily corn is still in season and I served the burgers with some fresh corn on the cob topped with cilantro lime butter.

Fajita Burgers

Fajita Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

Tasty all beef burgers served fajita style with sauteed onions and peppers and your fajita toppings of choice.

  • 1 pound medium ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning or 1/2 package of store bought
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning or 1/2 package of store bought
  • 1/4 cup water or broth
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 4 buns
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup salsa (optional)
  • 1 cup guacamole (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  1. Mix the ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, Worcestershire sauce and cilantro.
  2. Form into 4 patties 3/4 inches thick and press your thumb into the middle to form a depression on top prevent bulging.
  3. Brush the patties with oil, place on grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. Set aside, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the onions and peppers and saute until tender, about 4-7 minutes.
  7. Mix in the taco seasoning and water and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  8. Assemble burgers with condiments of choice and enjoy!


Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Oooh Kevin... faijita burgers. You had me at hello! Love these flavours all put together in a burger!

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I bookmarked that recipe from Good Life Eats, and I think I'll have to bookmark yours as well! I'm always looking for a new burger recipe (my husband absolutely loves them), and I think we'd both really enjoy these.

bellini said...

I would never leave the guacamole off of my fajita burgers that I am destined to make.

Nicola said...


aBroad said...

I will try this with ground up chicken, we don't eat red meat but it looks very tempting :)

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anniebakes said...

I be this would be really good with ground chicken as well

Rhondi said...

These look and sound amazing! I'm sharing on my FB page.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

This sounds good, a very interesting take on the traditional burger!


Rebecca's Amazing Creations said...

This looks delicious! The melted cheese coming down over the sides, bright vibrant colors of the vegetables. I can't wait to try this!

Erica said...

I've made guac burgers, but never fajita burgers. Thanks for the idea!

Erica from Feasting on Life

Jane Alisa said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. xoxo

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They look like a gooey wonderful mess! I need to try these...

Fran AmenĂ¡bar Ch. said...

Oh my gosh, i want to taste it now!
Greetings from Chile.

Madison Chloe Marie said...

Hi Kevin, this looks wonderful, I've having a hard time finding lean minced meat here, but this has be drooling.

Kellye said...

Mmm, you just combined two of my favorite things. <3

Sharon said...

not a bad idea ;)

Everything Awesome About Food said...

This looks so good!

Joanne said...

I LOVE fun burger flavors and I definitely remember swooning over these on Good Life Eats!

Angela said...

Wow, this looks amazing!


Heather said...

Mmm...you've combined two great loves of my life. :)

Foodafok said...

Perfect. It is really delicious.

Chris said...

Stunning photography as always but it's the flavors of this burger that make me drool.

916pinky said...

This will be a great upgrade to the typical burger. I will try mine with the guacamole!

916pinky said...

Yum! Can't wait to try one with guacamole!

Cheryl said...

No, don't think I will try this one. Doesn't sound all that good to me. Too much going on on this burger.

fawn lewis said...

Oh my Holy WoW!! My son is now BEGGING me to make these...

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