Chorizo-Seasoned Burgers

Author: Canadian Living

The herbs and spices used in chorizo, a highly seasoned Mexican fresh pork sausage, highlight this slightly piquant patty. If you prefer a burger with tongue-tingling heat, increase the cayenne pepper to 1 tsp (5 mL). Serve sandwiched in warm tortillas or whole wheat hamburger buns.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 8 oz lean ground beef
  • 8 oz lean ground pork
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and sliced

Method

In large bowl, beat egg with vinegar; stir in garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, cayenne and cloves. Add ground beef and pork; mix just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)

Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes. Top with avocado.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 367 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 296.0
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 113 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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