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Pepper & Jack Smothered Cheeseburgers

 Pepper & Jack Smothered Cheeseburgers
To add a little bite to your burgers, just add peppers. The cheesy pepper-onion topping and chipotle glaze lend the chicken patties Southwestern flair. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, NE
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey mustard salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 3 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 2 poblano peppers, julienned
  • 2 Anaheim peppers, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • For glaze, combine the salad dressing, lime juice and chipotle pepper
  • in a blender; cover and process until blended. Set aside.

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Pepper & Jack Smothered Cheeseburgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg white, tortilla chips, jalapenos and
  • salt. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into four
  • patties. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes on each side or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, basting
  • occasionally with glaze.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute peppers and onion in oil until
  • crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; stir in cilantro and salt.
  • Top burgers with pepper mixture and cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat
  • for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 581 calories, 36 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 1,113 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.