Really, if you were to ask Luke what his favorite meals that I make are he would for sure say Mexican Burgers somewhere in the top 3. Every time we eat these we sit there and moan and yum and talk about how damn good these things are. We love to serve these bad boys up with lots of toppings and black beans and corn on the cob on the side. We sometimes grill these on a piece of foil so that the turkey doesn’t stick to the grill, although it usually comes out just fine without the foil too.
1 lbs ground turkey, chicken or beef. (we prefer ground turkey for both the price and flavor)
1 Four (4) ounce can diced green chilies
Taco Seasoning Mix (either store bought or from recipe below)
1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach (optional)
4 slices of sharp cheddar, monterey jack or pepper jack cheese
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Mix turkey, green chilies, taco seasoning and spinach in a medium sized bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal parts. Make each part into a patty, if using turkey it may seem loose. Lightly butter top and bottom of each bun.
Cook the patty’s on the warmed grill until cooked through (until no longer pink and at least 160 degrees in center), only turning once. When burgers are about done place buns on grill to lightly toast the insides. Top patties with cheese and cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until melted.
Top with avocado slices, salsa, lettuce and cilantro, onion and tomato slices. Enjoy!
This recipe makes enough for about 1 pound of meat.
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
pepper to taste
mix all ingredients together and use immediately or store in an airtight container.