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!

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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