Mexican Albondigas Burgers

Mexican Albondigas Burgers

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15 min.
prep
30 min.
total
4 servings, 2 mini burgers per serving

Served on bolillos or French rolls, these Mexican Albondigas Burgers are similar to a meatball sandwich. With the flavors of cilantro and poblano chiles, they make a delicious choice for summertime grilling.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork or pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely diced, roasted and peeled poblano chiles
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken or Beef Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 small thin slices of queso fresco cheese
  • 4 bolillos or French rolls
  • Light mayonnaise, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced avocado (optional)
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PREHEAT grill.



MIX ground beef, ground pork, cilantro, poblano chiles, green onion, garlic, egg, bouillon, coffee granules, black pepper and crushed red pepper in a large bowl using both hands until all ingredients are completely combined.



DIVIDE meat mixture into 8 equal pieces (each piece should be 2 ounces). Roll each piece into a ball. Flatten each ball with your thumb to form a dent in the center.



GRILL meatballs on all sides, turning every 5 minutes, for 15 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked. About 2 minutes before finished grilling, top each meatball with a slice of cheese.



SLICE bolillos down the center and spread each side with a little mayonnaise. Fill with two meatballs each. Top with lettuce, tomato and avocado, if desired.



Cook’s Tip: Roasting the poblano chile the day before is a great time saver.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 650
  • Calories from Fat: 240
  • Total Fat: 26g (41% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 10g (50% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 140mg (46% of DV)
  • Sodium: 360mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 66g (22% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Vitamin A: 25% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 4% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 35% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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