Thursday, April 23, 2009

Soft Taco Burgers


We've been having great weather here in-the-middle-of-nowhere Missouri. That means it's time to grill. Brad's no cook, but he's great on the grill. I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website and knew I must try it. We love tacos. We love grilling. Tacos+Grilling=Yum-0-licious. These taco burgers tasted awesome! There's one catch though. Brad was ready to strangle me by the time they got done cooking. It seems they're a little tricky to grill because they want to fall apart. Oh well, no one knew the difference once they were in the shells with lettuce, cheese and sauce. Nobody complained one bit while eating them up. I barely had leftovers for Brads lunch. I think next time I make them (and I will be making these yummy little boogers again) I will make the patties in the morning so they can chill and firm up by the time they get on the grill. Maybe they will hold their shape a little better. You could broil these if you are afraid to try to mess with them on the grill. I'm sure they would turn out great, but just not have the grilled flavor. At 69 cents per serving, these are a must try!


SOFT TACO BURGERS
1 cup fat-free refried beans
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained, divided
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
8 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 cup salsa



In a large bowl, combine the beans, 2 tablespoons green chilies, onion and salt. Crumble the beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 5-in. patties. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese; fold in half and press edges to seal, forming a half moon. If grilling the burgers, coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill burgers, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve on tortillas with lettuce, tomato, salsa and remaining chilies. 8 servings.

20 comments:

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Yeah grilling time is almost upon us. I love to grill in the summer. The Soft Taco Burgers look so good. Have a great day Heidi.

The Mom said...

Just stopping by from SITS. I'm so going to have to try these. We love tacos & we love burgers! I'll be back to read more when I've got more time!

Tammy said...

I would probably be one to gobble them up!

I wonder if adding bread crumbs would help?

Rachel said...

The weather is beautiful here, too and I've started looking for good "grilling recipes"--this sounds like a great idea!

Thank you, in advance, for the magazine...I'll let you know when it arrives :) I'm SO excited!

Willoughby said...

Mmmmmmmmm!

Norah said...

Oh that sounds good! I think burgers may be on the menu again soon.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Yummmmm! I should never view recipes when I am hungry. These look great. So do your strawberries! some great things I am going to have to try! I am stopping by to give you a warm welcome to the SITSahood! Glad you joined and we look forward to seeing you around.

teresa said...

This looks so good, burgers and tacos are two of my favorites, so you can't go wrong with this one!

mommyofgirls said...

These look yummy! I made some of the Candy Bar Cookie Squares from your blog.....took them with me to class last night.....I made two batches.....they were gobbled up! Very tasty:) Lots of compliments about them. I told them where to find the recipe:)

Jenn said...

Nice!! Forget the buns, just go for the tortilla. Delish!!

Karen said...

These sound yummy!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Mmmmmm sounds good! Seems that with the beans they need a binder huh? I'll bet you could grill them on one of those grill trays intended for fish or veggies and that'd hold them together better.

Kathy said...

This sounds really good!!!

Lynda said...

Sounds really great; smokey flavor in a tortilla! Yum!

the ungourmet said...

I know my husband would love these! I have never tried to put refried beans in my burgers. What a great idea! We have Mexican food every week at our house and it's nice to have a fresh idea every now and then. Thanks!

Do you think maybe an egg would help with the binding?

Kristen said...

I'm jealous of you getting to BBQ - soon for us here I hope...these look tasty (and kid-friendly)

Lara said...

These sound like they're right up our alley. With that combination of ingredients I can almost guarantee my family will love it.

Donna-FFW said...

What a great way to combine burgers and tacos, love this idea.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh boy, this sounds great! We JUST dug our barbeque out of the storage shed, so this recipe is right on time.

Colleen said...

Ooh this looks like a fabulous idea. We love to use the grill and are always looking for new things to try!