Fajita Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

March 21, 2014

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Fajita Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes


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Burgers are a fantastic meal option for post-bariatric surgery patients! Packed with protein and flavor this meal will fill you up after Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Banding surgery and leave you full and satisfied for hours. Which means better weight loss results! Take small bites, eat slowly and stop at the very first sign of fullness.

I love burger season. It doesn’t always have to be “burger season” for me to make this meal…but it certainly gets made more often in the Spring and Summer months!

This is a wonderful burger for two reasons:

1. it’s simple.

2. it’s delicious.

I’ve also found easy ways to keep moisture in the burger, especially turkey burgers, which can help post-op patients feel more comfortable after eating. Of course, you always want to keep bites very small (peanut sized) and eat slowly but it does help to have more moisture in the meat. I saute the burger on the stovetop for a minute and then add a lid to trap the steam into the burger. Then I flip, leave the lid off a minute and add the lid until the temperature reads 160F.

So there you have it. Certainly you are convinced by now! PS you can make this over your stove top too :)

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Fajita Turkey Burger - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Grill, Mexican, Stove Top
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup grated reduced fat parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced


  • Mix together ground turkey, grated parmesan cheese, egg white, salt & pepper and 1 tbsp taco seasoning.
  • Heat the grill- and meanwhile, form the mixture into patties. Grill for about 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reads 165 F.
  • Meanwhile, add sliced onions and bell peppers to a skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle another tbsp of taco seasoning to the mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Once burgers are cooked- remove from grill and top with bell peppers and onions. Serve with salsa or other toppings as desired.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1297IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Fajita Turkey Burger - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 656mg29%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1297IU26%
Vitamin C 65mg79%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5 thoughts on “Fajita Turkey Burger – Bariatric Recipes”

  1. 4 stars
    I love these… im 11 weeks post RNY and these make a great 4oz meal with the peppers and onions… 100% recommended

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