Double Salsa Burgers
A fresh tomato salsa flavors the ground beef and also serves as a colorful topping for these zesty burgers.
1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 fresh or pickled jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 small lime
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 cups shredded lettuce
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
- For salsa, in a medium bowl combine tomato, green pepper, onion, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the salsa. Cover and chill the remaining salsa until serving time.
- In another medium bowl, combine ground beef and the 2 tablespoons salsa; mix well. Shape mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick oval patties.
- Grill patties on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 14 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, turning once.
- Arrange shredded lettuce on dinner plates. Top with patties, remaining salsa, and cheddar cheese. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or guacamole.
Makes 6 servings.