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Stuffed Mexican Burgers

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Try this delicious variation on the classic burger at your barbeque! There's a delicious layer of melted cheese inside that everyone will love.

Ingredients

2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1/2
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
6
burger buns

Make it FRESH Toppings, if desired

1
avocado, mashed
Tomato salsa

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cheese and reserved green chiles. Divide into 6 portions.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
2g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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