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Southwestern Mini-burgers
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Categories: Beef, Favorites, Grill, Hamburgers, Low Carbohydrates, Meat Dishes, Sandwiches, Southwestern Recipes
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Total Time: 30 min.

These are great as appetizers or as sandwiches for kids. I like to use Rockenwagner's (Santa Monica restaurant/ bakery) rolls, but you can use your favorite bread. Serve these with chili fries. Omit the avocado for a lower fat sandwich.

3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro - minced
7 bread rolls
2 ounces cheddar cheese, lowfat - sliced
1 medium avocado - mashed

Combine lean ground beef, tomato, chili powder, salt, pepper, tabasco, cumin, and cilantro in a bowl; stir well. Divide mixture into 7 small patties.

Prepare grill. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place cheese slice on top of each patty. Cover and grill until cheese melts.

Spread some mashed avocado on bottom half of each bun. Place patty on top of avocado. Top with lettuce, tomato, and onion (if desired) Serve.

Calories: 190 Calories From Fat: 69%
Protein: 11g Carbohydrate: 3g
Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 247mg

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