Mexican Fiesta Burgers Con Queso Recipe Photo - Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese, divided
  • 4 small tortillas, warmed or hamburger buns, split, toasted

    Toppings:

  • Thinly sliced lettuce, chopped tomato, avocado slices, salsa, sour cream, guacamole (optional)


Directions

  1. Combine Ground Beef, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and 1/4 cup cheese in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. To grill (if preferred, a skillet version follows), place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally.
  3. Place burgers in tortillas or buns; season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Top with desired toppings.

    Alternative skillet version: Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. About 3 minutes before burgers are done, top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.


Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 291
Fat: 12 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 339 miligrams
Cholesterol: 79 miligrams
Protein: 28 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams



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