Western Burgers --
30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  2. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped
  3. 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  4. 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 4 romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves
  8. 1 tomato, sliced
  9. 1 avocado, sliced
  10. 1 onion, thinly sliced


  1. Combine Ground Beef, jalapeño pepper, onion, cilantro, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill,  covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Place each burger on lettuce leaf.  Evenly top with tomato, avocado and onion slices.  Wrap lettuce leaves around burgers. 
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
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