Southwestern Burgers Recipe

Spice up the classic burger with cumin and green peppers. Your family will keep coming back for more!

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=”1 burger, Prepared with fat-free mayo and fat-free cheese.”]
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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices onion
  • 2 lettuce leaves

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”45 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, cumin, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cover and refrigerate until serving. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Grill green pepper, covered, over medium heat until skin blisters, about 6 minutes. With tongs, rotate pepper a quarter turn. Grill and rotate until all sides are blackened. Immediately place pepper in a bowl; cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, shape beef into two patties. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Peel off and discard charred skin from green pepper; remove stem and seeds. Cut pepper in half. Top each patty with green pepper and cheese; grill 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Grill buns, cut side down, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Spread bun bottoms with mayonnaise mixture; top with burgers, tomato, onion and lettuce. Replace bun tops. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”406″ calories_fat=”” fat=”13g” sat_fat=”4g” choles=”72mg” sodium=”1,183mg” carbs=”36g” sugars=”” protein=”32g” fiber=”5g”]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest