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Sassy Southwestern Burgers

What's a sassy southwestern burger? It's seasoned just right with salsa and taco seasoning, then a slice of zesty Monterey Jack cheese is melted over the top!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
6
tablespoons Old El Paso® Salsa
2
tablespoons Old El Paso® 40% Less-Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix (from 1.25-oz. pkg.)
4
(1-oz.) slices hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
4
burger buns, split

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Steps

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, 2 tablespoons of the salsa and the taco seasoning mix; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 11 to 13 minutes or until patties are thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, place buns, cut side down, on grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are lightly toasted. Place 1 slice of cheese on each patty; cook an additional 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  • 4 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top each with 1 tablespoon salsa and top halves of buns.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, 2 tablespoons of the salsa and the taco seasoning mix; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 11 to 13 minutes or until patties are thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, place buns, cut side down, on grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are lightly toasted. Place 1 slice of cheese on each patty; cook an additional 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  • 4 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top each with 1 tablespoon salsa and top halves of buns.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To broil patties, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once. Place buns, cut side up, on broiler pan; broil 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.