Southwest Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese and Avocado Salsa

Blogging Over Thyme

Ready in: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 36 ounces (2 lb, 4 ounces) 85% ground beef
    Meat
  • 1.5 ripe avocados (pitted), large dice
    Produce
  • freshly ground black pepper
    Produce
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
    Produce
  • 8 Cobblestone Bread Co. Corn Dusted Kaiser Rolls
    Bakery/Bread
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced (seeded and ribs removed)
    Canned and Jarred;Produce;Ethnic Foods
  • 1.5 teaspoons jalapeno hot sauce
    Condiments
  • sea salt or kosher salt (roughly 1/4 teaspoon per burger)
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
    Produce
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 6 ounces pepper jack cheese, thinly sliced
    Cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
    Produce
  • avocado salsa (see above)
    Pasta and Rice;Ethnic Foods
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced
    Produce

Steps

  • Combine the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and salt. Gently stir in avocado chunks and cilantro. Set aside while you prepare the burgers.Prepare the Southwest Burgers: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, jalapeno hot sauce, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, coriander, chili powder, and sweet paprika.
  • Mix gently with your handsbut do not over mix. Form the ground beef mixture into 6-ounce burger patties (roughly -inch thick).
  • Heat a large cast iron grill pan (over medium-high heat, and grease lightly with cooking spray. Cook the burgers on each side until charred, roughly 4-5 minutes per side (or until the internal temperature reaches roughly 150 degrees Fahrenheit). Top each burger with 1 ounce of pepper jack cheese, tent pan with foil (or close grill top), and cook until the cheese has just melted.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 871.77  cal  (43.59%)
  • Fat: 49.8  g  (76.62%)
  • Saturated Fat: 19.51  g  (121.94%)
  • Carbohydrates: 59.71  g  (19.9%)
  • Sugar: 19.85  g  (22.06%)
  • Cholesterol: 186.5  mg  (62.17%)
  • Sodium: 1205.29  mg  (52.4%)
  • Protein: 47.11  g  (94.21%)
  • Vitamin C: 112.92  mg  (136.87%)
  • Phosphorus: 812.24  mg  (81.22%)
  • Vitamin A: 3688.45  IU  (73.77%)
  • Vitamin B12: 4.11  µg  (68.51%)
  • Zinc: 9.8  mg  (65.3%)
  • Vitamin B3: 12.01  mg  (60.03%)
  • Vitamin B6: 1.18  mg  (58.96%)
  • Selenium: 38.93  µg  (55.61%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.68  mg  (39.79%)
  • Calcium: 390.7  mg  (39.07%)
  • Iron: 6.86  mg  (38.14%)
  • Potassium: 1328.72  mg  (37.96%)
  • Folate: 149.17  µg  (37.29%)
  • Fiber: 8.9  g  (35.61%)
  • Vitamin E: 4.39  mg  (29.3%)
  • Vitamin K: 29.22  µg  (27.83%)
  • Manganese: 0.54  mg  (26.83%)
  • Vitamin B5: 2.55  mg  (25.51%)
  • Magnesium: 93.75  mg  (23.44%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.35  mg  (23.32%)
  • Copper: 0.37  mg  (18.58%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.34  µg  (2.27%)

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