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Beef Recipes for Grilling: Southwest Cheeseburgers

Southwest Cheeseburgers

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 - 30 minutes




Southwest Cheeseburgers


1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
1⁄4 cup finely chopped green onions
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns, split, toasted
1⁄4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1⁄2 cup chopped tomat



  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Combine ground beef, green onions and cumin in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  4. Place patties on grid and grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until no longer pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  6. Place burger on bottom of each bun; top with cheese and tomato.
  7. Close sandwiches.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

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