Western Burgers Vertical

Ingredients

1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, chopped

2 teaspoons chopped onion

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves

1 tomato, sliced

1 avocado, sliced

1 onion, thinly sliced

Preparation

Combine Ground Beef, jalapeño pepper, onion, cilantro, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill,  covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

Place each burger on lettuce leaf.  Evenly top with tomato, avocado and onion slices.  Wrap lettuce leaves around burgers. 

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