Fajita Beef Burger

Some weeks ago I made some burger patties. And then they were stashed into the freezer for however long it was until I remembered I had them in there. So here we are, on a night I didn’t know what to make for dinner.

Since I seasoned a few burgers with fajita seasoning, I decided to go all out fajita with all the fixings ie red pepper & onion. I had some little eryngii mushrooms so I decided to matchstick them as well. More texture, more flavour.
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Saute all the ingredients with more fajita seasoning. If you don’t have fajita seasoning, any other spice mix is alright. Oh oh oh… cajun seasoning would be fabulous. I went and cooked each topping separately just because I wanted to top things up nicely but you can totally mix everything up.
Fajita Beef Burger 2

Grilled buttered buns is a must.
Fajita Beef Burger 3

Hubs loves mayo and I like mustard. So there. If you hate either, you can use some guacamole or… more butter?
Fajita Beef Burger 4

I’m silly because I forgot to take a decent picture of the finished grilled burgers. But anyway, this is my assembly line!
Fajita Beef Burger 5

I like having the lettuce at the bottom so that the tomato & burger juices don’t sog up the bottom bun.
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So I like to place my cheese on the burger in the pan for them to melt properly. I don’t like hard chewy cheese in my burger. Just a personal preference. It’s your burger. Do what you want. 😀
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Little burgers! Stacked up high.
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This is your homemade fast food. I served the burgers with some oven-roasted wedges. Awesome!
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This definitely takes more effort  than walking into a fast food joint and ordering yourself a burger. But it’s the satisfaction of making and eating, right? Even then, the effort is miniscule but the payout is all worth it. I still have a few more patties in the freezer. Burgers tonight maybe!

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Fajita Beef Burger
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3 burgers
Ingredients
  • 3 Fajita Seasoned Beef Burger Patties
  • 3 Burger Buns, halved & buttered on both sides
  • 2-3 tsp Fajita Spice Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 Red Capsicum/Pepper, seeded & cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium Red Onion, sliced
  • 3 mini Eryngii Mushrooms, cut into matchsticks (sub with sliced button mushrooms)
  • 3 tsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp Whole Grain Mustard
  • 3 pieces washed & dried Lettuce Leave
  • 3 slices Tomato
  • 3 squares Cheddar Sandwich Cheese
Steps
  1. If your burgers are from the freezer, lay them onto a plate now to thaw slightly.
  2. Heat up 1 tbsp oil in a skillet on HIGH. Toss in red pepper, onions & mushroom. Sprinkle in fajita seasoning. Stirfry quickly until pepper is slightly softened & onions are translucent. Dish out immediately.
  3. Wipe down the pan. Warm burger buns on cut side down until they are golden brown. Remove & set aside.
  4. Heat up the other 1 tbsp on MED HIGH & sear burger patties for about 2 minutes on each side or to your preferred doneness. Lay a square of cheese on the burger to melt on.
  5. To assemble, lay the bottom half of each burger bun on a plate. Slather on 1 tbsp of mayo then mustard.
  6. Place a lettuce leave & tomato slice on. Top with burger patties. Lay on sitfried fajita seasoned peppers, onion & mushroom then cover with the top bun half.
  7. Serve with some homemade oven baked potato wedges!

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