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    Mexican Chili-cheese Burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey -- * see note
  • 1 cup plum tomatoes -- seeded & chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro -- minced
  • 1 tbsp ground chile molido -- ** see note
  • 2 tsp fresh chile -- seeded & minced ***
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried mexican oregano -- **** see note
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cumin seed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 4 slices reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 4 hamburger buns -- pref. whole wheat
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 8 thick slices tomato
  • Optional Garnishes:
  • cilantro leaves, whole
  • fresh chile -- sliced
  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping into 1/2" thick patties.

    Preheat George Foreman Grill. When hot, spray with cooking spray. Place burgers on grill and cook for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 4 minutes. Remove and place a slice of cheese on each burger. Place in toaster oven to melt cheese.

    Spread 1 tbsp sour cream on top half of each bun. Set aside. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and if desired cilantro and chiles. Top with other half of bun.

    Serving Ideas : usual burger sides

    NOTES : Risa's notes:
    * I used ground turkey. Original recipe called for ground beef
    ** Original recipe called for chili powder. Use that if you can't find ground chile molido.
    *** Original recipe called for jalapeno. Use what you have.
    **** Original recipe called for oregano. I used mexican oregano to give a more authentic mexican flavor.

    From: RisaG Adapted from Cooking Light Recipe Card
    Posted By: RisaG,radiorlg@yahoo.com. Via: Chile Head Mailing List
    Post Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000

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