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California Beef Burger

This beef burger recipe is flavoured with Mexican seasonings, topped with crunchy marinated onion and a tangy guacamole and tucked into flour tortilla instead of a bun.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

 1 small red onion, cut into thin slices
 ¼ cup (50 mL) vinaigrette-style salad dressing
 1 ¼ lb (625 g) Lean Ground Beef Chuck*
 ¼ cup (50 mL) fine bread crumbs
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 1 pkg (35 g) taco seasoning mix
 2 ripe avocados
 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon OR lime juice
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
 Salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce
 4-6 flour tortillas
 4-6 lettuce leaves

1

In resealable freezer bag, combine onion slices with dressing; squeeze out air, seal bag and marinate at least 15 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and taco seasoning; mix lightly but thoroughly. Gently form into six 3/4-inch (2.5 cm) thick patties. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning twice, until digital instant read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty reads 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, in small bowl, peel and mash avocados. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro (if using); season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste. To serve, place each burger onto a lightly grilled tortilla, top with some of the mashed avocado, marinated onion slices and lettuce.

Ingredients

 1 small red onion, cut into thin slices
 ¼ cup (50 mL) vinaigrette-style salad dressing
 1 ¼ lb (625 g) Lean Ground Beef Chuck*
 ¼ cup (50 mL) fine bread crumbs
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 1 pkg (35 g) taco seasoning mix
 2 ripe avocados
 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon OR lime juice
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
 Salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce
 4-6 flour tortillas
 4-6 lettuce leaves

Directions

1

In resealable freezer bag, combine onion slices with dressing; squeeze out air, seal bag and marinate at least 15 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and taco seasoning; mix lightly but thoroughly. Gently form into six 3/4-inch (2.5 cm) thick patties. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning twice, until digital instant read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty reads 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, in small bowl, peel and mash avocados. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro (if using); season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste. To serve, place each burger onto a lightly grilled tortilla, top with some of the mashed avocado, marinated onion slices and lettuce.

California Beef Burger
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