April 07, 2021
If burgers are your BBQ go-to and you're tired of the same old thing you'd be surprised at what a little bottle of picante sauce can do to ZEST up a meal. Make it theme night next time with these SALSA BURGERS and your favorite Tex-Mex toppings. This is a great grilling recipe for to kick off the season.
This is literally a 3-ingredient cheater recipe (if you don't count the bun or extra toppings but those are really the accessories) You just can't go wrong wtih a recipe like this and go as mild or spicy as you'd like!
2 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup pincante sauce (mild or hot to your liking)
1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Form mixture into 6-8 patties; layer patties in some aluminum foil and refrigerate to firm them up. Broil, grill or bake to desired doneness.
Yield: 6-8 patties
GROUND BEEF BITS:
Packages ground meats are typically high in fat because the butcher doesn't normally trim away the excess fat before grinding...sometimes even extra pieces of fat are added into the meat.
These days you can look for specially marked lower fat packages and the lower the fat percentage, the less your meat will shrink when cooking. It is best to avoid ground meats that are more than 15% fat by weight.
What about ground turkey? Don't automatically assume it is better for you than ground beef. Available now nationwide, ground turkey is typically made from grinding together the dark meat, skin and fat. These products can be just as high in fat but can be a great healthy choice as long as you check the labels.
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