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Zesty Salsa Burgers

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  • A bit of diced tomato and green chilis adds oomph and moisture to these lean Zesty Salsa Burgers.

      A bit of diced tomato and green chilis adds oomph and moisture to these lean Zesty Salsa Burgers.
    Courtesy of ConAgra Foods

 

1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained

1 pound ground sirloin (90 percent lean)

teaspoon salt

teaspoon ground black pepper

4 slices pepper Jack cheese

4 hamburger buns

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Spray grate of outdoor grill with grilling spray. Heat grill to medium heat according to manufacturer's directions.

Meanwhile, measure cup drained tomatoes into a small bowl; set aside.

Add rest of the tomatoes to a medium bowl and mix with the beef and salt and pepper. Shape into four patties, about -inch thick.

Grill patties 10 minutes or until cooked through (160 degrees), turning once. Top each patty with 1 slice cheese; melt slightly.

Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top each patty with 3 or 4 avocado slices and a generous tablespoon of reserved tomatoes. Top with bun. Serve immediately.

Serves four.

Nutrition values per serving: 496 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated), 28 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 34 g protein, 101 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium.

Chef George Duran for ConAgra Foods

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