"Fajita" Burgers

"Fajita" Burgers

This spicy burger is served on an oblong roll, slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight High Calcium High Fiber High Potassium Low Calorie Low Cholesterol

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 50 min 50 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, preferably New Mexican
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 French rolls, preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted
  • 2 roasted Anaheim or poblano peppers, (see Tip)
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 thin slice red onion

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high.

Step 2

Place beef, 1/4 cup cilantro, onion, scallions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick and oval-shaped to match the rolls.

Step 3

Combine the remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, mayonnaise, lime juice and chipotle in a small bowl.

Step 4

Peel the roasted peppers, halve lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Step 5

Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 6 minutes per side. Top with cheese and cook until it is melted, about 1 minute more.

Step 6

Assemble the burgers on toasted rolls with the chipotle mayonnaise, half a roasted pepper, cabbage, tomato and onion.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 416
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Potassium: 628mg
  • Sodium: 695mg
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 1/2 medium-fat meat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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