Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mexican Monday...on a Thursday:/

I know, I'm late, but better late than never...right?:)  

Ok, I'm doing another favorite of mine growing up.  Hamburger "a la mexicana".  

These can be pretty fattening or pretty healthy so, it depends on how you want them.  These are some ways you can make them healthier and cut back on calories: Use turkey or a 50/50 combo, grill or bake patties, use fat free or light sour cream for the dressing, and instead of regular hamburger buns choose something healthier.    

Hamburger "A la Mexicana"

What you need:
  • 1lb ground beef or Turkey
  • finely chopped onion and cilantro (as much as you want)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Hamburger buns or Oroweat Thins
  • lettuce, avocado, jalapeno, tomato, onion, cilantro
  • Turkey bacon
  • cheese slice 
  • sour cream & mustard (dressing)

What you do:

  • Mix beef, cilantro, onion, salt & pepper.  Make 4oz patties.  Fry/bake/grill patties.
  • Mix sour cream & mustard (I use more mustard than sour cream to cut calories)
  • Toast your bread. 
  • Build your hamburger.
  • Enjoy!!


  1. Oooooooooooohhhhh I make those a lot (well, similar)! Except for the avocado... I just don't like avocados with salty stuff (definitely very Mexican).

    :) Delicious!

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