Southwest Salsa Burgers

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Southwest Salsa Burgers
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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
472
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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Protein
35g
70%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
1µg
24%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
38.4%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.6%
Vitamin K
10µg
12%
Calcium
320mg
32%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
36µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
97µg
24%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
403mg
58%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
533mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.8%
Sodium
559mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.8%
Zinc
5mg
35%

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