Latin Lover Beef Burger

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mayo 6, 2015

Add a little spice to your life with these mildly-spiced beef burgers topped with an easy-to-make chimichurri sauce recipe. Chimichurri is a lively pesto-like, parsley sauce that is used like ketchup in Argentina. [timer length=10]10 Minutes[/timer]

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 15 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

  • Productos: 4 Servings


1 egg, beaten

½ cup (125 mL) crushed corn chips

¼ cup (50 mL) salsa

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) Cajun spice (purchased or recipe follows)

¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH salt and pepper

2 green onions, finely chopped

1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Lean Ground Beef

Toasted burger buns or flatbread

Chimichurri Sauce (recipe follows)


Whisk together egg, corn chips, salsa, garlic, Cajun spice, salt, pepper and green onions in large bowl.

Crumble in ground sirloin and combine gently. Form into 4 to 6 patties that are each ¾-inch (2 cm) thick.

Grill on greased grill over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty reads 160°F (71°C). Serve tucked into buns or flatbread. Top each with Chimichurri Sauce.

Chimichurri Sauce: In food processor or blender, combine 1 packed cup (250 mL) fresh parsley leaves, 1 clove garlic, dash hot pepper sauce until parsley is finely chopped. With motor running, gradually blend in 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh lemon juice until mixture resembles pesto. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Make-ahead: Chimichurri Sauce can be prepared up to 12 hours in advance and kept refrigerated until needed.)
Cook’s Notes 1: To make Cajun Spice from scratch, combine 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika, ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH dried parsley and garlic powder, ¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH dried oregano and thyme, salt and cayenne pepper. Makes 1 tbsp (15 mL).
Cook's Notes 2: Here, crushed corn chips are used instead of bread crumbs to add crunch and flavour. To crush chips, place them in a plastic bag and crush with your hands. If you like spicy foods, add 1 tsp (5 mL) hot sauce to the burger mixture.
Excellent source of iron (34% DV) and zinc (66% DV), 32% DV sodium.


Información nutricional

Proteínas30 g
Grasas Totales21 g
Total Carbohydrates41 g