fiesta burgers con queso
- 1 pounds ground beef (96% lean)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese, divided
- 4 small tortillas, warmed or hamburger buns, split, toasted
- thinly sliced lettuce
- chopped tomato
- sour cream
Combine ground beef, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and 1/4 cup cheese in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 3 minutes before burgers are done, top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Place burgers in tortillas or buns; season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Top with desired toppings.
Cook's Tip:nbsp; To grill, place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 324 calories; 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 88 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrate; 1.9 g fiber; 25 g protein; 5.2 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.6 mg iron; 20.6 mcg selenium; 6 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.
Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 291 calories; 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 79 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 1.2 g fiber; 28 g protein; 6.5 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.8 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 26.7 mcg selenium; 6.2 mg zinc; 77.4 mg choline.