Tex-Mex Burgers with Charred Onion, Salsa and Avocado


  • 1pound(s)uncooked 93% lean ground beef
  • 12cup(s)cilantro, fresh, chopped, divided
  • 4ozcanned green chili peppers, drained, diced
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 1tspminced garlic
  • 12mediumuncooked vidalia onion(s), cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 3spray(s)cooking spray
  • 4cup(s)romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 12cup(s)fat free salsa
  • 23item(s)avocado, Hass, diced


  • Step1

    Preheat grill (or grill pan).

  • Step2

    In a large bowl, combine beef, 1/4 cup of cilantro, green chilies, chili powder and garlic until thoroughly mixed; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  • Step3

    Coat patties and onions with cooking spray. Grill, flipping once (or more as necessary if using a grill pan), until burgers are desired degree of doneness and onions are lightly charred and tender, about 7 to 9 minutes for medium.

  • Step4

    To serve, place 1 cup of lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 burger, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 1 onion slice, 1/4 of diced avocado and 1 tablespoon of remaining cilantro. Yields 1 burger per serving.


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