Southwest Salsa Burgers

Southwest Salsa Burgers
Staff Writer
Crave! Cooking Light

 

This burger includes a tender sirloin patty made with shallots and spicy chili powder topped with all of the trimmings — and then some. We like to think of this as a beef burrito slammed inside a hamburger bun, with salsa, jalapeños, and Monterey Jack cheese. 

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4
Servings
311
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped shallots
  • 3/8 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Pound 90 percent lean ground sirloin
  • 1/4 Cup refrigerated fresh salsa, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 Boston lettuce leaves
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted

Directions

Combine first 5 ingredients and 2 tablespoons salsa in a medium bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a ½-inch-thick patty. Press thumb in center of each patty, leaving a nickel-sized indentation.

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.

Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom 1/2 of each bun; top with 1 patty, 1 ½ teaspoons salsa, and bun top. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
36g
78%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
104mg
24%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
337mg
48%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
341mg
23%
Water
80g
3%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Salsa Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Salsa Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.