Double Salsa Burgers

A fresh tomato salsa enlivens the beef mixture and serves as a colorful topping for these zesty grilled burgers.

Makes:
6 servings
Serving Size:
1 burger
Prep:
25 mins
Grill:
13 mins to 15 mins
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Double Salsa Burgers

Ingredients
1
large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2
cup finely chopped green sweet pepper
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
2
finely chopped, seeded jalapeno peppers
1
clove garlic, minced
1
tablespoon snipped cilantro
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
pounds lean ground beef
2
cups shredded lettuce
1/3
1/4
cup dairy sour cream and/or guacamole

Directions

  1. For salsa, in a bowl combine tomato, green sweet pepper, onion, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cilantro, and salt. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the salsa. Cover and chill remaining salsa until serving time.
  2. In another bowl combine ground beef and the 2 tablespoons of salsa; mix well. Shape mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Grill patties on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 13 to 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 160 degrees F., turning patties once halfway through grilling time. Arrange shredded lettuce on individual plates. Top with burgers, remaining salsa, and cheddar cheese. Serve with sour cream and/or guacamole. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

To grill by indirect heat:

Arrange preheated coals around a drip pan in a covered grill. Test for medium heat above pan. Place patties on grill over drip pan. Cover and grill for 18 to 20 minutes or until no pink remains, turning patties once halfway through grilling time.

Prepare salsa; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Use 2 tablespoons salsa for burgers. Serve burgers with remaining salsa.

Nutrition Facts

(Double Salsa Burgers)
    Per serving:
  • 298 kcal cal.,
  • 19 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 87 mg chol.,
  • 350 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 24 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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