Grilled Salsa Burgers

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Fire-up your next backyard fiesta with our perfectly grilled Mexican-flavored burgers. There’s plenty of spice plus a cheese-a-licious surprise inside each bite.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
3/4
cup shredded hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese (3 oz)
6
burger buns, split, toasted
6
tomato slices
6
avocado slices
6
tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, salsa and bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 12 (4-inch) patties, 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle rounded tablespoon cheese in center of 6 patties, spreading slightly. Top with remaining patties; press edges together firmly to seal.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Top each with tomato and avocado slice and 1 tablespoon sour cream. If desired, top with additional salsa. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

To broil patties, place on broiler pan. Broil with tops about 4 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.