Spicy Fajita Burgers | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

Spicy Fajita Burgers

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1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder, preferably New Mexican
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo, or other spicy chili pepper
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 French rolls, preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted
2 roasted Anaheim or poblano peppers
1 cup shredded green cabbage
4 slices tomato
4 thin slices red onion

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 (see Tip). 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.

    The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.

    2 Comments

    1. SpecialK

      April 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Amazing! My favorite part was the chipotle mayonnaise. It tastes just as good as (really, better than) what I can get at a store or restaurant. I feel like I have been missing out on all the flavor of cooking with fresh ingredients. Thank you!

    2. Nicole S.

      August 26, 2012 at 3:04 AM

      Mmmmm I can’t wait to make these! Yummy :)

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