Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tex Mex Burger (recipe)

Tex-Mex Burgers with Charred Onion, Salsa and Avocado

main meals

POINTS® Value: 5
Servings:  4
Preparation Time:  15 min
Cooking Time:  9 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy
Liven up your July 4th celebration with our Southwest-inspired burgers. They're tasty made with lean ground turkey, too.

  • 1 pound raw extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped, divided
  • 4 oz canned green chili peppers, drained, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium vidalia onion(s), or other sweet onion, cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 sprays cooking spray
  • 4 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2/3 medium avocado, Hass, diced
  • Preheat grill (or grill pan).

  • In a large bowl, combine beef, 1/4 cup of cilantro, green chilies, chili powder and garlic until thoroughly mixed; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  • Coat patties and onions with cooking spray. Grill, flipping once (or more as necessary if using a grill pan), until burgers are desired degree of doneness and onions are lightly charred and tender, about 7 to 9 minutes for medium.

  • To serve, place 1 cup of lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 burger, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 1 onion slice, 1/4 of diced avocado and 1 tablespoon of remaining cilantro.


  1. Sounds yummy.
    I may have to try this with the turkey, when the weather warms up...which here, that could be tomorrow. lol


  2. oh yeah definatly love this recipe but how many calories is this per serving and by the way the fish was to die for yumo

  3. Those look delicious !!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa