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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

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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving472
Total Fat25g39%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated11g55%
Cholesterol107mg36%
Protein35g70%
Carbs25g8%
Vitamin A69µg8%
Vitamin B121µg24%
Vitamin B60.8mg38.4%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E0.7mg3.6%
Vitamin K10µg12%
Calcium320mg32%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)36µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)97µg24%
Folic acid36µgN/A
Iron4mg20%
Magnesium47mg12%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg43%
Phosphorus403mg58%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium533mg15%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19.8%
Sodium559mg23%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg24.8%
Zinc5mg35%