Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stuffed Southwestern Burgers

These were so juicy and mouthwatering! They had the perfect spice and balance of flavors.

You will need:
1 avocado
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 (8-ounce) block Monterey Jack cheese with peppers, cubed
6 large sesame seed buns, toasted
Toppings: leaf lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices

1. Mash avocado with a fork; stir in chopped tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

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2. Combine ground beef, onion, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 teaspoon pepper, and chili powder; shape into 12 thin patties.

3. Top 6 patties with cheese cubes; cover with remaining patties, pressing edges to seal.

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(see the yummy cheese oozing out of the middle! yum!)
4. Grill patties, covered with lid, over medium high heat 5 minutes on each side or until done (or cook in skillet).
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5. Make sure to find a wine to serve with your burgers. Our choice this night: Mad Housewife.
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Serve on buns with desired toppings and avocado mixture.
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Aren't you hungry now?

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Yum, yum, and YUM!!! All of these recipes look so good. I want to try them all!

Sugar Bananas said...

This sounds so delicious! Gooey cheese...mmmm! Thanks for posting.

Have you seen my recipe for berry shortcake? It would be a great dessert to go with these yummy burgers!

http://sugarbananas.blogspot.com/2010/03/cmon-spring-berry-shortcakes.html