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Mexican burgers! A great way to spice up a regular hamburger and make it healthy

March 21, 2012 by Kristin

Healthy Mexican Burger. Notice I didn’t say hamburger because I am not going to use regular hamburger meat. I like to use ground turkey meat or if I do use hamburger meat, I make sure it is very lean. Here are the ingredients:

1. 1 pound to 2 pounds of ground turkey meat (not frozen)

2. 1 tomato

3. 1 onion

4. 1 green pepper

5. Chili powder or Mexican chili powder (1/2 tablespoon)

6. 1-2 garlic cloves

7. Little bit of hot sauce (1/2 tablespoon)

8. 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro

*instead of using a tomato, green pepper, and an onion, you can buy the “trinity” mix at the grocery store

 

Let’s begin:

1. Chop your tomato, green pepper, onion, and garlic

2. Combine the tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic with the meat in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add the chili powder, chopped cilantro, and hot sauce and mix, by hand, with the turkey meat

4. Divide the meat mixture into hamburger patties

5. Cook on a grill until meat is cooked all the way for about 15 minutes depending on the thickness of the patty

6. You can also cook the patty on a pan that is greased with a non-stick cooking spray

Feel free to experiment with this recipe. It spices up a regular turkey-burger while not increasing the calories!

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