I love the flavor of fajita burgers; grilled steak, peppers, and onions...mmm! So I decided to throw those bold flavors into a burger one evening, and wow! Easy to prep ahead and freeze, these burgers will be ready anytime you want a classic burger with a zesty twist. I love topping these off with my favorite hot sauce; thank goodness there are lots of great gluten free options available now!
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 egg (or 1 TBSP ground flax seeds mixed with 3 TBSP hot water; let it sit for a few minutes until it gels)
- 2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp granulated onion
- ¼ tsp granulated garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Makes 6 burgers
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil.
- Add the onion and peppers, and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until softened. Set them aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, place the ground beef or herb marinated skirt steak, egg, cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, granulated onion, granulated garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
- When the onion and peppers are cool enough to handle, spoon them into the bowl with the beef mixture.
- Mix the beef and veggies gently with your hands to combine all the ingredients.
- Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal parts, and shape them into patties with your hands.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place the patties on the wax paper, making sure that they don’t touch one another.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer.
- When the burger patties are semi-frozen, place them in a freezer bag with small pieces of wax paper separating them, and freeze until needed.
- Remove either the whole bag or one patty at a time from the freezer, and allow the burger(s) to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to cook, fire up your grill to medium-high heat.
- Grill the burger(s) for 4 minutes per side or until they have reached the desired doneness.