Jan 28, 2014

Salsa Verde Burgers


These burgers are lean with a mean, green kick topped with pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and avocado

Wow, these Salsa Verde Burgers are OFF THE HOOK! If you need a new burger idea that everyone will love, look no further. These burgers are lean with a mean, green kick topped with pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and avocado – delish!

These burgers are lean with a mean, green kick topped with pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and avocado

I shared this delicious homemade salsa verde recipe for Better Homes and Gardens on Delish Dish and decided to make these burgers using the salsa for dinner last night. You can also use store bought salsa verde, but trust me, nothing beats homemade!

Easy Homemade Salsa Verde

I made the burgers with both lean beef burgers and chicken burgers since I had both on hand, and I loved them equally.  My husband's not eating carbs this week so he ate two beef burgers without the bun. Whether you make them with lean beef, turkey, chicken, buffalo, black bean patties, veggie burgers... modify them however you wish!

These burgers are lean with a mean, green kick topped with pepper jack cheese, salsa verde and avocado

I calculated these with 93% lean beef patties, with the bun and without and with the bun and no cheese. Any other variations you'll have to do on your own – enjoy!

Salsa Verde Burgers 
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger with the works • Old Points: 8 • Weight Watcher Points+: 10 pt
Calories: 407 • Fat: 17.5 g • Carb: 25 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 42 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 445 mg  • Cholest: 87 mg 


Gluten Free Salsa Verde Burger with No Bun
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger w/ cheese no bun • Old Points: 7 • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt
Calories: 308 • Fat: 17 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 35 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 320 mg  • Cholest: 87 mg 


Dairy Free Salsa Verde Burger With Bun, No Cheese
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger with bun, no cheese • Old Points: 7 • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt
Calories: 358 • Fat: 14 g • Carb: 24 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 37 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 360 mg  • Cholest: 77 mg 


Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • pinch kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 (93% lean) beef patties, 4.75 oz each
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde, homemade or store bought
  • 4 slices Sargento reduced fat pepper jack cheese
  • 4 (100 calorie) whole wheat potato buns
  • 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage (ore lettuce)
  • 4 ounces sliced avocado (from 1 medium haas)

Directions:

Heat a skillet or grill over high heat. When hot, spray with oil and add the patties. Season with salt and pepper and cook a few minutes on each side, to your desired liking. Add the cheese and cover; cook to melt, about 30 seconds.



Place the cooked burgers on the buns and top each burger with 2 tablespoons salsa verde, red cabbage and avocado slices.

34 comments :

  1. How long does homemade salsa, like the one you made above, last? Wondering if I make a big batch, how long can I enjoy it? Thanks - love your blog!!! Made Chicken Parm Sunday and Bangin Shrimp last night!

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    1. I would say 4 to 5 days? It's perfect for a Superbowl Dip!

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    2. When we make that salsa, we freeze leftovers that we know we won't eat right away. It works well.

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    3. You can also use that salsa to make a quick pork chile verde in the crock pot. Just use a boneless pork roast, add salsa verde, cook on low all day :-) Serve with whole wheat tortillas and black beans

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  2. What type of bun are you using? :)

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    1. Martins Whole Wheat Potato Rolls, 100 calories

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  3. Looks so good Gina! Do you have a recipe for homemade Salsa Verde? Also think I will try with my homemade Chicken burgers!

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  4. Looks amazing!! Do you have a suggestion for alternative meat to use as I dont eat beef. :) xx

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    1. I listed above, you can use black bean burgers or buy some veggie burgers.

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  5. These look great! I need to add them to my menu soon!

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  6. CorgiGirl, ijp, & Siobhan - the answers to your questions are already stated above - please read through the entire recipe & information before asking questions. Gina is a thorough as possible and she does respond to many questions but please respect the time she puts into being so thorough when she does post all of these fabulous recipes! Thank you Gina for all your hard work.

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    1. Gina was super fast in responding to your questions - she had them answered before I was even done writing a comment! And as you can see she had already provided the information in the initial recipe post.

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    2. Actually there was no mention of what type of bun she used in the original post, Anonymous. But thank you for the advice on how to read and ask questions...much appreciated.

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  7. The photo with the cheese melted over the entire patty? Oh heavens! I think I must have these soon!

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  8. burgers exclusive !

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  9. Oh my goodness, your photography is out of this world, and the recipes are always great. Please promise to continue this blog forever!

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  10. What a great idea! I love salsa verde! I add some cream of mushroom to my salsa verde to make it less pungent for my husband. He isn't too fond of it the strong bitter taste. http://elierey.blogspot.com/

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  11. what did you use as a side dish if any?

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  12. Salsa verde is something I don't use often for no reason other than I forget it exists haha. I love it here!

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  13. LOVE your recipes, Gina! Instead of using it as a topping, I'm wondering whether mixing the salsa verde into the burger would be a good way to add flavor and ensure a very moist burger?

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    1. I was thinking the very same thing! Going to try it tomorrow for dinner and report back :)

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  14. Oh yeah, they look awesome. I love salsa verde. Will be making this for sure.

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  15. GINA! Your great. Easy question. I have bought the Target green salsa that you recommended w/another recipe (LOVED it)..I think I would be able to use that with this latest recipe as well. Am I correct w/that assumption?..take care.

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  16. Gina, Just want to say I've made many items from your list of recipes, Red Pepper stuffed w/Turkey, Jerk Pork, so many I cannot name..But they ALL were terrific! I try to eat low-carb & there's a lot here to choose from. Im making these at the moment and will enjoy them w/some Amish Red Leaf Lettuce instead of buns..Thanks so much for your help in eating healthy!! Looking forward to the cookbook...

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  17. ok I just had one of these (I used lean ground beef) and its very flavorful! I love the mix of flavors with the pepper jack & avocado!
    Will definitely make these again....thanks Gina.

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  18. Stunning burger! I think I chipped a tooth trying to take a bite on my screen. Yum!

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  19. I just discovered your website and blog when I was looking for some different spaghetti squash recipes (I will try the cheese and spinach one next time). I'm a fifty year old mother of two who is getting serious about eating less fat and carbohydrates, taming my sweet tooth, etc. I just need to lose 10 lbs & keep it off, but they can be stubborn in middle age! I already work out but am increasing that as well. I enjoy cooking, and your recipes and encouragement make eating well easier. Thanks for a great site, and I'll keep my eye out for your cookbook! Good luck!

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  20. I would like to use ground chicken- I have never used it before- do you season it or just follow your recipe?

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  21. The "Wholly Salsa" brand has an avocado salsa verde out and it is really very good. This could be used for the salsa verde, I'm sure. It has bits of avocado already in it.

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  22. Made these tonight with your zucchini turkey burger recipe! Added a little cumin and garlic to the patties and it was awesome. Thanks!

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  23. DELICIOUS! We loved them.

    Certainly appreciate your cross blogging and promotion, but the salsa verde recipe is really buried between the pictures and video, and no easy to read ingredient list or printable recipe. Any chance we can get that on your own blog, please? :) Thanks!

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  24. I made these about a month ago and they were so amazing!! Such great low-calorie, but delicious burger toppings! This will be a regular in my house :)

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  25. I made these tonight with a few minor changes - I added finely diced onion/garlic/carrot and made six patties instead of 4 with added fiber :). I also added some cumin to the ground beef
    My husband has said these are now his "favorite burger" I've ever made and we will definitely do them again! I served them with some homemade sweet potato chips and salsa!

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