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Southwest Burrito Burgers

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy Southwest chicken burrito in a new way – a grilled dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

1
lb. ground chicken
1/2
cup finely crushed tortilla chips or corn chips
1/4
cup purchased salsa
4
(10-inch) flour tortillas
1
cup shredded lettuce
1/2
cup purchased guacamole
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded taco-flavored Cheddar cheese
1/2
cup purchased salsa

Steps

  • 1 <b>GRILL DIRECTIONS:</b> Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine ground chicken, tortilla chips and 1/4 cup salsa; mix well. Shape mixture into four 4-inch-long oval patties. Wrap tortillas in 24x12-inch piece of heavy-duty foil; set aside.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking, place foil packet on grill. Heat until tortillas are softened.
  • 3 Place lettuce in center of each tortilla; top each with burger, guacamole and cheese. Fold ends of tortilla toward center; overlap sides to cover burger. Serve with 1/2 cup salsa.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine ground chicken, tortilla chips and 1/4 cup salsa; mix well. Shape mixture into four 4-inch-long oval patties. Wrap tortillas in 24x12-inch piece of heavy-duty foil; set aside.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking, place foil packet on grill. Heat until tortillas are softened.
  • 3 Place lettuce in center of each tortilla; top each with burger, guacamole and cheese. Fold ends of tortilla toward center; overlap sides to cover burger. Serve with 1/2 cup salsa.

Expert Tips

Purchased salsa varies as to its ingredients but usually includes tomatoes, onion, chile peppers and cilantro; the texture can range from quite smooth to distinctively chunky.

To make your own guacamole, mash the flesh of a ripe avocado together with lemon or lime juice, minced onion and diced jalapeños or hot pepper sauce. Mash it with a fork for a chunky texture or process it in a blender or food processor for a smoother dip.

Crush the tortilla chips in a heavy plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor with a metal blade.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
23g
23%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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