Happy Friday, bloggy readers! I got a good one for you today.
This recipe is way too good not to share, despite my hastily taken photos ;)
What? I was hungry (shocking, I know).
I make lunch over at my parents' house for the family often on Sunday afternoons. My cheese stuffed burgers are usually requested.
I do have a bit of a secret about these decadent burgers. They are kind of low fat. I think I'll keep it to myself and just accept the compliments about the burger in all its deliciousness.
So, I took my basic recipe and vamped it up a bit to make a sort of skinny cheese stuffed taco burger.
This burger was inspired by this incredibly unhealthy looking burger that I pinned on Pinterest a while back: Taco Burger.
Sort of Skinny Cheese Stuffed Taco Burgers
makes 6-8 burgers (depending on how big you want them)
For the burgers:
1 lb extra lean ground beef (90-93% lean)
1 lb 85% lean ground beef
2-3 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
Lauging Cow cheese wedges (I used the new queso fresco & chipotle flavor)
Mix your two meats together with your hands, add in the taco seasoning and worcestershire sauce and combine. Patty 6-8 burgers and make them really, really thin. Cut a cheese wedge in half and sort of roll it in a ball. Place cheese in the middle of super thin patty and fold the patty all around it (making a little pocket). Smash it down with your hand to make it the size you want it. The cheese will stay in tact if you are careful ;)
Fire up your grill; I prefer using gas for these burgers. Put the grill on medium high heat and cook the burgers to your liking.
light buns (we used the Whitewheat brand)
guacamole (I used the 100 cal packs--1/2 a pack for each burger)
Assemble your burger by layering bun bottom, guac, burger, lettuce, salsa, crunched up tortilla chips & bun top.
See the cheese? It's calling your name.