Mini Green Chile Bacon Burgers

Classic flavors of green chiles, bacon and beef come together for an easy game-time snack or weeknight dinner.
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45 Minutes Prep
45 Minutes Total
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12 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, cut in thirds
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 package (12 count) Old El Paso™ Taco Bowls™ mini flour tortillas, removed from package and wrapped in heavy-duty foil
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ mild or medium Thick n’ Chunky salsa
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup diced tomato
Preparation
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. In medium bowl, mix beef, bacon, green chiles, 3 tablespoons of the green onion and the salt. Divide mixture into 12 pieces (about 1/4 cup each), and shape into oval patties, about 1/2-inch thick. Grill over medium heat (350°F to 400°F) 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place cheese slice on each patty. Reduce grill to low (250°F to 300°F).
  3. Place bowls wrapped in foil on low grill; heat 6 minutes, turning once.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salsa.
  5. Divide lettuce among warm bowls. Top with patties, mayonnaise mixture, diced tomatoes and remaining tablespoon green onion and desired fresh toppings.
Expert Tips
  • Try these additional fresh toppings: jalapeño, avocado or guacamole.
  • Forming the oval-shaped patties makes for the perfect fit in the mini bowl.
Nutrition
1 Serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 140); Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 360mg; Potassium 125mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 10g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2