Try this delicious variation on the classic burger at your barbeque! There's a delicious layer of melted cheese inside that everyone will love.
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
Make it FRESH Toppings, if desired
Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, add beef, taco seasoning mix and green chiles, reserving 1 tablespoon chiles. Using gloved hands, mix well; divide into 6 portions.
In small bowl, mix cheese and reserved green chiles. Divide into 6 portions.
Starting with 1 portion of beef, remove a small chunk from portion. Carefully wrap around 1 cheese portion. Wrap remaining beef of portion around ball of cheese, and flatten slightly into a patty. Repeat to form 6 patties.
Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until burgers are slightly firm when pressed in center and thermometer inserted in burger (not in cheese) reads 160°F. Serve burgers on buns with toppings.
MAKE IT FRESH: Customize this burger by adding lots of fresh toppings, based on what looks good in the produce section. The sky is the limit!
Monterey Jack is a great cheese to use for its melting qualities. However, feel free to substitute your favorite cheese, such as Cheddar or pepper Jack.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Burger
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- 1 1/2g
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.