Experience the deep chile vibe in our Southwest Burger with a cactus kick in the slaw topping.
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Total: 35 Minutes
- Calories: 375
- Fat: 15.9g
- Saturated fat: 4.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 7.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
- Protein: 27.9g
- Carbohydrate: 29.9g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Cholesterol: 72mg
- Iron: 5mg
- Sodium: 459mg
- Calcium: 123mg
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 ancho chiles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
- 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 2 medium nopales (cactus paddles)
- 1/3 cup shredded peeled jicama
- 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Cooking spray
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
- 1. Combine 1 1/2 cups water and chiles in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Remove chiles; discard liquid. Stem and seed chiles. Combine chiles, 1 teaspoon oil, and garlic in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Combine chile mixture, sugar, and next 4 ingredients (through beef) in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions. Gently shape each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
- 2. Using a knife, remove needles from nopales; peel nopales, and chop to measure 1 cup. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add nopales; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
- 3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- 4. Combine nopales, jicama, cilantro, and juice in a small bowl; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- 5. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes. Carefully turn patties; grill 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1/4 cup jicama mixture and top half of bun.
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