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Tex-Mex Burger

 
One serving costs about $3.51 One serving costs about $3.51

$3.51 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:73%

Spoonacular Score: 73%

 

Tex-Mex Burger might be just the main course you are searching for. For $3.51 per serving, this recipe covers 36% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 910 calories, 52g of protein, and 63g of fat. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. This recipe is typical of American cuisine. Head to the store and pick up onion, ground beef, cumin, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Apple Turnovers Recipe as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 15 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 75%. This score is solid. Try Tex-Mex Burgers, Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad, and Creamy Tex-Mex Pasta Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  avocado
avocado
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
12 cups
12 cups cilantro
cilantro
2 tsps
2 tsps cumin
cumin
2 lb
2 lb ground beef
ground beef
4
4  hamburger buns
hamburger buns
1 tsp
1 tsp paprika
paprika
1 tsp
1 tsp pepper
pepper
4 Slices
4 Slices pepper jack cheese
pepper jack cheese
8 slices
8 slices red onion
red onion
8 Tbsps
8 Tbsps salsa
salsa
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1  avocado
1
avocado
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
12 cups cilantro
12 cups
cilantro
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps
cumin
2 lb ground beef
2 lb
ground beef
4  hamburger buns
4
hamburger buns
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp
paprika
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp
pepper
4 Slices pepper jack cheese
4 Slices
pepper jack cheese
8 slices red onion
8 slices
red onion
8 Tbsps salsa
8 Tbsps
salsa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
broiler
broiler
frying pan
frying pan
broiler
broiler


Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat large frying pan to medium high heat.
  3. Make patties: Take the ground beef, add salsa and spices. Mix together till evenly distributed. Place patties on frying pan and cook for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
  4. Flip over and place 1 slice of cheese on each patty. Cook for another 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Meanwhile, get out all toppings and toast buns.
  5. Once done, let burger rest for 5 minutes on a plate.
  6. Assemble burger: Place patty on bun. Top with 1 TBSP Salsa, then 2 slices of red onion. Place of the cilantro on red onion and then place avocado on top bun. Add bun to burger and serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.51
Ingredient
1 avocado
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ cups cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin
2 pounds ground beef
4 hamburger buns
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon pepper
4 Slices pepper jack cheese
8 slices red onion
8 tablespoons salsa
Price
$1.50
$0.12
$0.40
$0.26
$7.04
$1.84
$0.12
$0.06
$1.84
$0.37
$0.50
$14.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • You have probably heard by now that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread. While this is true and definitely worth considering, you should be aware that all bread (especially your typical supermarket loaves) will raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • get more price tips

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
910 Calories
52g Protein
63g Total Fat
32g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
910
46%

Fat
63g
97%

  Saturated Fat
24g
152%

Carbohydrates
32g
11%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
185mg
62%

Sodium
1343mg
58%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
52g
105%

Vitamin B12
5µg
86%

Zinc
11mg
75%

Selenium
48µg
70%

Vitamin B3
13mg
66%

Phosphorus
584mg
58%

Vitamin B6
1mg
52%

Iron
7mg
42%

Vitamin B2
0.64mg
38%

Calcium
363mg
36%

Potassium
1131mg
32%

Vitamin B1
0.45mg
30%

Folate
118µg
30%

Vitamin K
29µg
28%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Fiber
6g
24%

Vitamin A
1144IU
23%

Magnesium
85mg
21%

Vitamin B5
2mg
20%

Vitamin E
3mg
20%

Copper
0.36mg
18%

Vitamin C
9mg
11%

Vitamin D
0.39µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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