Fiesta Burger

Fiesta Burger

Salsa
1 small onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 t fresh lime juice
1 ripe mango, diced
3 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1 T olive oil
¼ t dash vinegar
1/2 T salt, or more to taste

Guacamole
1 ripe avocado, peeled and fleshed removed
3 T salsa

Burger
1 lb. ground round
1 T mayonnaise
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t garlic powder
1/8 t salt

Cheese Sauce
4 oz pepper jack grated or diced cheese
1 ounce extra sharp cheddar
1 T cornstarch
1/2 cup whole milk

Bread
4 burger buns
1 1/2 T butter, softened

Condiments
Romaine lettuce

Salsa, take all the salsa ingredients and mix in bowl. Remove three T of the salsa without mango and set aside. Cover salsa and refrigerate until everything else is ready.

Add avocado to a bowl, and squish with a folk until smooth. Stir in reserved salsa. Flattened add ½ inch water to salsa DO NOT STIR this is a technique to keep your guacamole fresh.

The water will just be sitting on top preventing browning. The fat in the avocado will keep the water from penetrating the guacamole. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

In a small bowl take 1 T of the milk and mix it with the corn starch. In a medium pot over medium heat add the rest of the milk and bring to a simmer.

Add the cheese and corn starch and milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Cover and set aside.

Butter and lightly toast buns.

In a bowl mix burger ingredients and shape meat into 4 burger patties. In a non stick pan cook burgers until desired doneness flipping once.

Gather all components. Pour water off of guacamole.

To put the burger together place lettuce on the bottom buns, then one burger, cheese sauce, salsa and guacamole. Top with top buns. Serve right away. Enjoy.

Peace,
CK