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Fajita Burgers

Low PotassiumHigh Protein No ShellfishNut-FreeBeefDinner
4 burgers
Active time: 50 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories460 cal
  • Total Fat21.9 g
  • Saturated Fat8.2 g
  • Cholesterol91 mg
  • Sodium773 mg
  • Carbohydrate Total36 g
  • Protein31.8 g
  • Phosphorus413 mg
  • Potassium783 mg
  • Fiber6.4 g
  • Calcium210 mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, preferably New Mexican
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 French rolls, preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted
  • 2 roasted Anaheim or poblano peppers
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 thin slices red onion

Description

This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun.

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Place beef, 1/4 cup cilantro, onion, scallions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick and oval-shaped to match the rolls.
  3. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, mayonnaise, lime juice and chipotle in a small bowl.
  4. Peel the roasted peppers, halve lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  5. Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 6 minutes per side. Top with cheese and cook until it is melted, about 1 minute more.
  6. Assemble the burgers on toasted rolls with the chipotle mayonnaise, half a roasted pepper, cabbage, tomato and onion.

Tips

  • Tip: To oven-roast peppers, preheat oven to 450°F. Place a wire rack on a large baking sheet. Arrange whole bell peppers on the rack. Roast peppers in the center of the oven, turning occasionally with tongs, until blackened in places, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let steam for 10 minutes. Uncover and let cool. With a paring knife, remove stems, skins and seeds. If serving as antipasto, combine accumulated juices with peppers.
  • Tip: Chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful, spicy sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they’ll keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
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