Thursday, August 27, 2009

Southwest Taco Burgers

I know, another grill recipe, but it's summer. Gotta use that contraption while it isn't snowy or cold outside!

This burger, which was adapted from a recipe in the August/September issue of Taste of Home, was super good. The original recipe includes a slice of cheese, but thanks to the avocado, I don't think you'll even miss it. Well, let's be serious. You'll miss the cheese, but I promise you won't be disappointed in this burger. It's delish! Isn't the avocado calling out to you?

I whipped together a simple homemade salsa, but you can easily use your favorite store-bought version.

Southwest Taco Burgers

1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp. MSPI-friendly taco seasoning
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lb. ground beef, chicken or turkey
4 MSPI-friendly hamburger buns
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup salsa

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.

Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.

Serve on buns with avocado and salsa.

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