I went to the Temecula Spice Shop the other day and found GREEN chili powder. I came home and made this super fricken delicious recipe (thank you Rachael Ray)! I doubled the recipe because I new I would want leftovers! So, so, so, so good!
Health tips: Kidney-friendly, diabetes-friendly, low carb*
Ingredients: 4 servings
- 1 pound ground chicken or turkey (I used chicken)
- 2 4-ounce cans whole green chilies, well drained
- 2 teaspoons ground green chili powder or other mild chili powder, such as Ancho
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- 5 tablespoons grated onion with juice, divided
- 3 large cloves garlic, grated or pasted, divided
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped plus 2 tablespoons for guacamole
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 slices sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese
- 2 small or 1 large, ripe Haas avocados, pit removed and squished from skin
- 1 jalapeño pepper, grated or finely chopped (optional)
- Juice of 2 small limes, divided
- Green or red leaf lettuce
- 1 small red onion, sliced and pickled
- 1 Beefsteak or vine-ripe tomato, sliced
- 4 brioche rolls or hamburger buns, split (*I went bunless and wrapped mine in lettuce)
- Heat a cast-iron skillet to medium-high. Place the chicken in mixing bowl. Finely chop drained chilies and pat them dry again; add to chicken. Season chicken with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons grated onion, 2 cloves grated garlic and about 1/2 cup cilantro to bowl. Mix burger meat and form 4 large thin patties. Add patties to the hot pan and cook 8 minutes turning once; melt a slice of each kind of cheese over top in last minute of cooking time*.
- Mash the avocado with remaining 2 tablespoons grated onion and 1 clove grated garlic, the jalapeño, lime juice from 1 lime, and 2 tablespoons cilantro; season with salt to taste.
- Pickle the onions. Place sliced onions in a small bowl, squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the onions and sprinkle with a bit of salt. You can add in a bit of cilantro too, but its not necessary. Toss with your fingers occasionally. Set aside.
- Place lettuce, onion and tomato on bun bottoms, top with cheeseburgers and the bun tops slathered with guacamole*. Or you can wrap it up in lettuce.
*You can omit the cheese if you have kidney disease. It’s so flavorful, you won’t even need the cheese. The cheese contains Also, use a bit less of the guacamole if you have kidney disease.
Thank you Rachael Ray for this recipe, my tummy thanks you!