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Fiesta Burgers con Queso

Fiesta Burgers con Queso

Ingredients

Sandwiches

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese, divided
  • 4 small tortillas, warmed, or hamburger buns, split, toasted

Toppings

  • Thinly sliced lettuce
  • Chopped tomato
  • Avocado slices
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and 1/4 cup cheese in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.
  3. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally.
  4. About 3 minutes before burgers are done, top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  5. Place burgers in tortillas or buns; season with salt and black pepper, as desired.
  6. Top with desired toppings.

Total Time: 30 to 35 min | Makes 4 servings

Test Kitchen Tips:

To grill, place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally.

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 324 calories; 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 88 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrate; 1.9 g fiber; 25 g protein; 5.2 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.6 mg iron; 20.6 mcg selenium; 6 mg zinc

Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 291 calories; 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 79 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 1.2 g fiber; 28 g protein; 6.5 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.8 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 26.7 mcg selenium; 6.2 mg zinc; 77.4 mg choline

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Beef Checkoff

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