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  reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon   lime juice
1 tablespoon   chopped chipotle chile in adobo
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. 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.


Active Time:  50 Minutes
Total Time:  50 Minutes
Yield:  4 Servings

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