Southwestern Burgers

Southwestern Burgers Photo: Andrew McCaul


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 4 (3/4-ounce) slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 plain burger buns
  • 4 red-leaf lettuce leaves
  • 8 red onion rings


Stir ground beef, egg, chopped red onion, minced garlic, corn kernels, cilantro, and chipotle chile powder together in a large bowl; form into 4 equal-size patties. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat; cook burgers until medium-rare (5-6 minutes per side). Divide pepper jack cheese slices among cooked burgers; place on burger buns with lettuce leaves and red onion rings.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger, 1 bun, and 1/4 toppings)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 399
Fat per serving: 15.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 7.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.4g
Protein per serving: 34g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 131mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 414mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

The leafy cilantro on top not only spices up the burger but also kills bacteria, soothes sore muscles, and peps you up.

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