This recipe for homemade Fajita Grilled Turkey Burgers is super easy to make and so delicious, it’s sure to become a summer grill-season favorite.

Colorful bell peppers and red onions are mixed with ground turkey to form incredibly flavorful burger patties. Then, these same veggies are marinated and grilled along side the burgers to add as a topping. Add a zesty southwest sauce as the crowning glory for a delicious burger that is hard to resist! So let the grill pull double duty in this healthy, low-carb main dish!

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Fajita Grilled Turkey Burgers

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Fajita Turkey Burgers on The Grill

  • Homemade turkey burgers on the grill far surpass frozen ones and they always come out moist and tasty. Double up the recipe and freeze them cooked or uncooked for future meals.
  • Serve on a bed of greens or wrap lettuce around them for a hearty, hand-held meal with a dash of Tabasco or some shredded cheese, green chiles, or sliced olives.

Ingredients & Variations

TURKEY: Ground turkey is an inexpensive source of protein with a mild flavor that goes with almost anything! For juicier burgers, use a 1:1 turkey and ground pork blend. Ground chicken is also a good choice!

VEGGIES: Colorful bell peppers and onions are classic fajita veggies. For a heartier veggie mix, add grilled zucchini and mushrooms!

SAUCE: This bright and tangy southwest sauce brings all the flavors together. Try a DIY fajita, Southwest Seasoning, or Keto Taco Seasoning Recipe for any Tex-Mex dish. Use sour cream in place of the yogurt/mayo combo, if desired.

VARIATIONS:  Add some cheese to these burgers during the last few minutes of grilling. Try a flavorful Jalapeno Pepper Jack or Habanero Cheddar cheese for added flavor.

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How To Make Fajita Turkey Burgers

These fajita turkey burgers are a breeze to make on the grill.

  1. Cut peppers and onion in half. Marinate.
  2. Dice the remaining peppers and some red onion.
  3. Combine turkey, diced vegetables, cilantro, garlic, thyme, cumin, and seasoning.
  4. Form into 8 equal patties and cook (as per the recipe below).
  5. Grill marinated veggies and slice them into strips.
  6. Top each burger with grilled veggies and some sauce. Serve.

PRO TIP: Save a step by slicing bell peppers and onions before marinating and then use a grill pan or a cast iron pan to cook them. The veggies will not need to cool down in order to be sliced.

How Long to Grill Turkey Burgers

Grill turkey burgers until just cooked and a meat thermometer reads 165°F. Remove from the grill and cover.

How To Make Moist Turkey Burgers

For best results, avoid overworking the meat mixture as it will become tough as it cooks. Remove the meat as soon as the temperature reaches 165°F in the thickest part of the patty since it will continue to cook as it rests.

What Goes with Fajita Turkey Burgers

Keep the Tex-Mex vibe alive and serve fajita turkey burgers with a side of Oven Roasted Radishes, some tasty cauliflower, a super easy and tangy Cherry Tomato Salad, or a creamy Low Carb Coleslaw.

uncooked Fajita Grilled Turkey Burgers on a baking sheet

Storage Solutions?

Separate the marinated veggies from the leftover fajita turkey burgers and keep them both in covered containers for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave, then assemble.

Either or both can be added to soups, and frittatas or served cold in lettuce wraps. Freeze cooled patties for up to 4 weeks and veggies for up to 6 weeks.

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Fajita Grilled Turkey Burgers

Fall in love with these lean and flavorful fajita stuffed Grilled Turkey Burgers!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly


  • 1 each of red, green and yellow peppers divided
  • 1 red onion divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Southwest Seasoning divided
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely diced (optional)

Southwest Sauce

  • cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons southwest seasoning


Southwest Sauce:

  • Mix together sauce ingredients and refrigerate.

To Marinate Veggies:

  • Cut a red, green and yellow pepper in half. Set each half aside for later.
  • Slice the peppers and ½ red onion into large pieces.
  • In a small bowl mix 1 Tablespoon Southwest Seasoning, 1 Tablespoon water and 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Toss with veggies and set aside.

To Make Burgers:

  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • Dice remaining ½ red pepper, green pepper & yellow pepper. Mince red onion to make 2 Tablespoons.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, diced peppers, minced red onion, cilantro, garlic, thyme, cumin & 1 Tablespoon southwest seasoning just until mixed.
  • Divide into 8 equal pieces and form into ¾" thick patties.
  • Lightly spray each patty with no stick spray and sprinkle with Southwest Seasoning. Grill about 4-5 minutes on each side or just until cooked through (do not overcook). Meat should reach 165°F. Cover and allow to rest.


  • Grill marinated veggies about 5 minutes or until just softened. Slice veggies into narrow strips
  • Top each burger patty with veggies and 1 Tablespoon south west sauce. Serve.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 196.23kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.92g | Protein: 28.89g | Fat: 5.52g | Saturated Fat: 1.02g | Cholesterol: 63.7mg | Sodium: 105.24mg | Potassium: 561.29mg | Fiber: 2.19g | Sugar: 4.92g | Vitamin A: 2853.51IU | Vitamin C: 117.58mg | Calcium: 25.98mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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