fajita fiesta burgers

fajita fiesta burgers

prep time: 12 minutes
cook time: 16 minutes
ready in: 28 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 8.5 oz. each


  • 1¼ lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 oz.) pkg. low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 4 onion slices, 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack
  • 4 hamburger rolls, toasted
  • Chipotle-flavored, lime-flavored or spicy mayonnaise (optional)

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to high (400°F–450°F). In a large bowl combine beef and taco seasoning; mix well. Divide into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into patties 1/2-inch thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place beef patties, bell pepper quarters and onion slices on grill. Grill bell peppers 3–4 minutes per side or until tender. Grill onion 4 to 5 minutes per side or until tender. Grill patties 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium (160°F) or to desired doneness. About 1 minute before patties are done, place 1 cheese slice on each patty.
  3. Remove peppers, onions and patties from grill. Cover loosely to keep warm; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Spread the bottom half of each roll with mayonnaise (if desired); add 1 onion round and 1 burger. Dice the bell peppers and place on each burger. Serve immediately.

per serving: 395 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 1060mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 89g sugars, 36g protein