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Mexican Burgers

While my parents were here visiting a week ago, my mom told me about her new favorite meal, Mexican Burgers.  She makes them at least once a week and feeds them to company when they come to visit.  I thought they'd be worth a try.

I halved the spices and jalapeno, because I didn't want to overwhelm my kids with spices, but I'm sure it's yummy with full spice flavor!

I ate my leftovers the next day with guacamole on the burger instead of avocado.  I liked it better that way.  I think next time I'll mix up the Cilantro Lime Sauce using some mayo instead of sour cream.


Mexican Burgers
recipe from Fox 13 News

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup black beans, mashed with fork
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
4 green onions, diced
1 jalapeno or Serrano, diced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
8 avocado slices (guacamole is yummy too)
4 hamburger buns (optional)

Combine all ingredients together through the cilantro (use hands to mix). Form into 4 large patties. Grill burgers over medium to medium high heat to desired cooking temperature. Top with Cilantro Lime Chili Sauce and avocado slices. Serve on buns or alone.

Cilantro Lime Sauce

1 lime, juice and zest
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I omitted this)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 bunch cilantro, diced
1 cup sour cream

Combine all the ingredients together. Chill for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor.

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