Posted by Erica https://thecrumbykitchen.com/the-gnarly-mexican-burger-a-cookbook-review/ © 2015 The Crumby Kitchen. All rights reserved. Gnarly Mexican Burger
A unique burger topped with a blend of Mexican cheeses, enhanced by earthy spices and crushed lime tortilla chips and topped with salsa that is bound to delight those who enjoy biting into things a bit South of the Border.
Ingredients 1 & 1/2 pound ground chuck - 80% lean 1 cup of 4 cheese Mexican blend (Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheeses). 1/2 cup salsa of choice, divided 1/4 cup crushed lime flavored tortilla chips 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions 1 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic – finely chopped clove 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1/2 freshly ground black peppercorns 1/4 cup of canola or light olive oil 4 slices on Vidalia onion 4 Beefsteak Tomato slices 4 leaves of Romaine lettuce 4 Hamburger buns or 4 sourdough rolls - split Instructions In a medium-sized bowl, crush the tortilla chips. In a large bowl, gently combine ground chuck, ¼ cup of the Mexican cheese blend, ¼ cup salsa, the crushed tortilla chips, scallions, cumin and garlic, being careful not to overwork the meat. Gently divide the meat into four equal portions. Each patty should consist of approximately 6 ounces of ground meat. Carefully and loosely form each divided portion into a patty that is ¾ -1 inch thick and about 4 & ½ inches in diameter, again being careful to not overwork the meat. Make a deep depression in the center of each of the meat patties with your thumb. Once formed, place patties on a clean plate, sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and coat grill grates with cooking oil so as to prevent patties from sticking. Remove patties from refrigeration, brush the burgers with light olive or canola oil, and place the patties on the hot grill grates. Grill and sear patties over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness, being sure they are cooked through and have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. F. Remove grilled patties from grill and let them rest for 2-3 minutes. To serve, stack each burger on one half of a hamburger bun, top with remaining ¼ cup salsa, sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and top with upper bun.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size Amount Per Serving As Served Calories 643kcal Calories from fat 283 % Daily Value Total Fat 31g 48% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Transfat 1g Cholesterol 100mg 33% Sodium 1010mg 42% Carbohydrate 54g 18% Dietary Fiber 6g 24% Sugars 22g Protein 39g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Calories 2000 Total Fat Less than 65g Sat Fat Less than 25g Cholesterol Less than 300mg Sodium Less than 2,400mg Total Carbohydrate 300g Dietary Fiber 25g