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Southwest Salsa Burgers

Southwest Salsa Burgers
Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Chipotle chiles and fresh salsa give these burgers a Southwestern kick that will heat up the dinner table in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated fresh salsa, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (0.67-ounce) slices Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 4 Boston lettuce leaves
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 328
  • fat 11.3 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 696 mg
  • calcium 209 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients and 2 tablespoons salsa. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  2. 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.

  3. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun; top with 2 tomato slices, 1 patty, 1 1/2 teaspoons salsa, and 1 bun top.

Cook's Notes

This updated version of Southwest Salsa Burgers is based on a recipe that originally ran in Cooking Light, August 2010. The recipe was retested and updated for Cooking Light Crave!, Oxmoor House, 2013.