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Hominy-Pinto Burgers with Roasted Poblano Chiles

Randy Mayor
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
For an easy side, combine fresh corn, chopped avocado, red onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. If you can't find masa harina, substitute dry polenta or cornmeal.

Ingredients

  • 2 poblano chiles
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup masa harina, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium salsa
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 475
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 14.4 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 2.5 g
  • protein 18.8 g
  • carbohydrate 71.5 g
  • fiber 11 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 4.9 mg
  • sodium 864 mg
  • calcium 234 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Place chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 3 inches from heat 8 minutes or until blackened and charred, turning after 6 minutes. Place in a heavy-duty plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and discard skins. Cut each chile lengthwise into 4 strips; discard seeds.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Place onion mixture, salt, beans, and hominy in a food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Combine bean mixture and 1/2 cup masa in a medium bowl. Divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place remaining 1/4 cup masa in a shallow dish; dredge patties in masa.

  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn patties over. Top each patty with 3 tablespoons cheese; cook 4 minutes.

  5. Combine sour cream and salsa in a small bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon sour cream mixture on top half of each bun. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top each serving with 2 pepper strips. Cover with tops of buns.