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Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers Recipe

Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers Recipe

Use a few on-hand seasonings like Creole, red pepper flakes and garlic powder to create these flavorful and juicy burgers. — David Dalton, Orleans, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on rolls. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 418 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.