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The Ultimate Fajita Burger

Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

15 min

The Ultimate Fajita Burger

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All-American Recipe Contest 2014 Grand Prize winner for the Favorite 4th of July Recipe category. This is a fun Texas-style twist on a traditional American cheeseburger with tasty fajita toppings. A little spice, some sweet bell peppers, and guacamole make for one killer burger.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

As needed Burger Ingredients:
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/4 cup Salsa
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
As needed Fajita bell pepper topping Ingredients:
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
1/4 cup Salsa
As needed Sandwich Ingredients:
6 burger buns, toasted for bonus points
6 oz. Chipotle Cheddar or Sharp Cheddar, sliced
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed
As needed Garlic powder, to taste
As needed Salt to taste
6 large, thick slices tomatoes

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. For the burgers: Mix all of the burger ingredients together in a medium bowl and press into 6 patties. Grill over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes on each side until the meat is cooked through and the center registers 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer. If you'd like the cheese melted, add it to the top of the burgers 1 minute before they are cooked through.
  2. For the fajita bell pepper topping: Sauté the sliced peppers and onion in the salsa over medium heat until the peppers are cooked through and soft, about 6 minutes.
  3. Make a simple guacamole by combining the mashed avocados with garlic powder and salt to taste.
  4. To assemble the burgers put guacamole on the bun tops and bottoms like you would mayonnaise or other condiments, add sliced tomato, burger, cheese if you didn't melt it, and the pepper mixture. Top with the bun.

Note: If you like a little spice try adding a chopped jalapeño to the pepper mixture before cooking it. Yum!

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy while the peppers and burgers are hot.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Melissa G., of BlessThisMessPlease.com

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