Inspiration for this meal came from flipping through the pages of my latest edition of Cooking Light magazine.
"Southwest Salsa Burgers? Hmmm those sound delicious. I shall add that to my meal plan for this week."
Oh how I love Cooking Light. LOVE.
I decided to substitute ground turkey for beef because we just really like turkey burgers.
What's for Dinner? 7/26/2010
-Southwest Salsa Turkey Burgers
-Sweet Potato Oven Fries & Regular Fries
Yum yum yum. Supremely scrumptious.
Southwest Salsa Burgers
Other Time: 20 minutes minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper (I didn't have this so I just used a dash each of chile powder, paprika, and cayenne instead)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground round (Ground turkey)
1/4 cup refrigerated fresh salsa, divided
4 (1-ounce) slices Monterey Jack cheese
4 Boston lettuce leaves
4 (1 1/2-ounce) (whole wheat) hamburger buns, toasted
8 (1/8-inch-thick) tomato slices
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.
CALORIES 385 ; FAT 15.7g (sat 8.4g,mono 4.5g,poly 0.5g); CHOLESTEROL 86mg; CALCIUM 282mg; CARBOHYDRATE 24.3g; SODIUM 720mg; PROTEIN 36.7g; FIBER 1.3g; IRON 4mg
Cooking Light, AUGUST 2010
What's your favorite meat for burgers? Normal old beef? Or turkey? Or something more exotic?