Grilled Santa Fe Burgers

Yield:
4 servings

Preparation Time:
15 minutes; Grill Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  2. 1 cup (8 ounce) Mexican Blend cheese, divided
  3. 1/2 cup salsa, divided
  4. 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  5. 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  8. 4 hamburger buns, split or sourdough bread
  9. Lettuce
  10. 1 tomato, cut into 4 slices
Directions:

1. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, 3/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup salsa, tortilla chips, green onions, cumin and garlic salt; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2-inch thick (about 4 inches in diameter).

2. Grill or broil patties on oiled rack 5 to 6 inches from heat source 5 minutes on one side; turn and cook 5 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 160 F. Grill or lightly toast hamburger buns in broiler.

3. Place burgers on buns; top with remaining 1/4 cup salsa; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Serve with lettuce and tomato.

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