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Tex-Mex Burgers with Charred Onion, Salsa and Avocado

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
24 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
9 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Liven up your July 4th celebration with our Southwest-inspired burgers. We used lean ground beef but they're tasty made with lean ground turkey, too.

Ingredients

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Cilantro

½ cup(s), fresh, chopped, divided

Canned green chili peppers

4 oz, drained, diced

Chili powder

1 tsp

Minced garlic

1 tsp

Uncooked vidalia onion(s)

½ medium, cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds

Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Romaine lettuce

4 cup(s), shredded, shredded

Fat free salsa

½ cup(s)

Avocado

item(s), medium, Hass, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan).
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, 1/4 cup of cilantro, green chilies, chili powder and garlic until thoroughly mixed; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  3. Coat patties and onions with cooking spray. Grill, flipping once (or more as necessary if using a grill pan), until burgers are desired degree of doneness and onions are lightly charred and tender, about 7 to 9 minutes for medium.
  4. To serve, place 1 cup of lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 burger, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 1 onion slice, 1/4 of diced avocado and 1 tablespoon of remaining cilantro. Yields 1 burger per serving.