Title: Maize Burgers
Categories: Ground beef
Yield: 6 servings
1 lb Lean ground beef
2/3 c Yellow cornmeal
1 tb Lime juice
1 Egg white
1 ts Ground cumin, or to taste
2 ts Chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Fresh jalapeno pepper *
1 tb Vegetable oil
1 c Corn kernels **
1 c Salsa
6 10-inch flour tortillas
Shredded iceberg lettuce,
Lime wedges for garnish
* seeded and finely chopped, or to taste (see note) ** frozen, or
canned and drained
The crunch of corn with your favorite salsa makes a delicious,
lower-fat Southwestern hamburger served on a flour tortilla with
shredded lettuce and lime wedges.
In a mixing bowl, mix lightly the ground beef, cornmeal, lime juice,
egg white, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and jalapeno. Shape into
6 large thin patties and reserve on a sheet of wax paper.
Over medium-high heat, heat a 12-inch skillet, then add the oil to
coat the bottom. Place patties in the hot skillet and cook 3 to 5
minutes per side, turning once, until the meat is cooked through and
the patties are a deep golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine corn and salsa and heat. In
the microwave, heat flour tortillas wrapped in a cloth or on paper
plates for 15 seconds on high.
To serve, place a cooked patty on a flour tortilla, top with a
serving of salsa and fold. Add shredded lettuce if desired. Serve a
wedge of lime alongside.
Note: When preparing fresh chilies, wear rubber gloves for protection
against oils that later can cause burning sensation on skin.
Makes 6 servings.