Mini Green Chile Bacon Burgers

Mini Green Chile Bacon Burgers

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

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, cut in thirds
  • 1 package (12 count) Old El Paso™ Taco Bowls™ mini flour tortillas, removed from package and wrapped in heavy-duty foil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ mild or medium Thick n’ Chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 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
 

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