Tex-Mex Burgers with Charred Onion, Salsa and Avocado
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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.
uncooked 93% lean ground beef1 pound(s)
cilantro½ cup(s), fresh, chopped, divided
canned green chili peppers4 oz, drained, diced
chili powder1 tsp
minced garlic1 tsp
uncooked vidalia onion(s)½ medium, cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds
cooking spray3 spray(s)
romaine lettuce4 cup(s), shredded, shredded
fat free salsa½ cup(s)
avocado⅔ item(s), medium, Hass, diced
- Preheat grill (or grill pan).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.