Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chipotle Burgers might not be the first place you think of when you're looking for a new recipe. But these Chipotle Beef Burgers will satisfy anyone...expecting a baby is not required!

1 pound 88% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
1 can (4.5 ounce) chopped green chilies
1/2 large ripe avocado
2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
4 whole-grain hamburger buns
4 large leaves romaine lettuce
4 large slices tomato

1. Combine ground beef with chili powder and green chilies. Shape into 4 patties.

2. Grill over medium heat, turning once, until beef burgers are 155° F to 160° F.

3. While burgers cook, mash avocado in small bowl and mix with cilantro, garlic and lime juice.

4. Serve burgers on whole-grain buns topped with lettuce, tomato and avocado-lime spread.

I kicked up the guacamole a bit by adding chopped tomatoes, black pepper and several dashes of hot sauce. The chipotle chili powder and green chilis in the patties really gives these burgers a bit of heat. We had these burgers with chipotle spiced sweet potato fries which were the perfect accompaniment. I also just threw these on the Foreman Grill because Jake was busy finishing up the painting in the baby's room! YAY!

1 comment:

Abby said...

I LOVE guacamole with ANYTHING. Glad you don't have to be pregnant because I'm SO not!