Fajita Burgers

Fajita Burgers

Fajita Burgers
Torn between burgers and fajitas? Why not indulge in the best of both worlds? These Mexican-inspired burgers are absolutely mouthwatering. No buns about it!
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4 burgers

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. chili powder, preferably New Mexican
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. chopped chipotle chile in adobo,
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 whole-wheat buns
1 cup shredded green cabbage
4 slices tomato
4 thin slice red onion

Methods/steps
Preheat grill to medium-high. Place beef, 1/4 cup cilantro, onion, scallions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick and oval-shaped to match the rolls. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, mayonnaise, lime juice and chipotle in a small bowl. Peel the roasted peppers, halve lengthwise and remove the seeds. Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 6 minutes per side. Top with cheese and cook until it is melted, about 1 minute more. Assemble the burgers on toasted rolls with the chipotle mayonnaise, half a roasted pepper, cabbage, tomato and onion.

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