Thursday, January 21, 2010

Southwest Burgers

These have become a favorite in our house! They are healthy, full of flavor, easy to make! 
I doubled the recipe to make enough for leftovers.

3/4 cup Salsa (reserve 1/4 cup for sauce) 
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
3 tsp. paprika 
1 tsp. oregano 
1 tsp. ground cumin 
3/4 tsp. sugar 
3/4 tsp. garlic powder 
1/2 tsp. dried thyme 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/4 cayenne pepper 
1 pound extra lean ground beef  
1/4 cup sour cream 4-6 hamburger buns 
1/2 cup torn endive avocado slices 
1 medium tomato, chopped 

In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup salsa, cheese and spices into the crumbled ground beef. Mix well and shape into burgers. If grilling burgers, coat grill rack with cooking spray. Grill covered over medium heat. Or, you can broil 4 inches from the heat for 7 minutes on each side, thermometer should read 165 degrees and juices run clear. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and salsa. Place burgers on the buns and top with endive, avocados, chopped tomatoes and sour cream mixture.