Thursday, April 5, 2012

Southwest Salsa Burgers

These were good. Although sometimes I wonder why we need a recipe on how to make a hamburger. Although I don't think it would occur to me to add chipotle chile pepper.

I would have again. We had with salad.

Southwest Salsa Burgers

Chipotle chiles and fresh salsa give these burgers a Southwestern kick that will heat up the dinner table in less than 20 minutes.

YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
TOTAL:20 Minutes
COURSE: Main Dishes

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground round
1/4 cup refrigerated fresh salsa, divided
Cooking spray
4 (1-ounce) slices Monterey Jack cheese
4 Boston lettuce leaves
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
8 (1/8-inch-thick) tomato slices


1. Combine first 5 ingredients and 2 tablespoons salsa. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

2. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Top each patty with 1 cheese slice; cook 1 minute or until cheese melts.

3. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun; top with 2 tomato slices, 1 patty, 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa, and 1 bun top.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 385; Fat: 15.7g; Saturated fat: 8.4g; Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g; Protein: 36.7g; Carbohydrate: 24.3g; Fiber: 1.3g; Cholesterol: 86mg; Iron: 4mg; Sodium: 720mg; Calcium: 282mg

Cooking Light AUGUST 2010

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