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Jalapeno recipes

Cheddar jalapeño chicken burgers with guacamole, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Photo by Hillary Levin, hlevin@post-dispatch.com

Yield: 4 servings

1½ pounds ground chicken

½ cup finely chopped yellow onion

¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper

4 hamburger buns, toasted

½ cup sour cream

1 cup guacamole

Lettuce, optional

Sliced red onions, optional

1. Prepare a grill for medium heat (or use a skillet with a little oil on it).

2. Transfer the ground chicken to a medium bowl. Add the onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, paprika, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix everything together. Make sure everything is evenly incorporated without overmixing the ground chicken.

3. Form the mixture into 4 (½-inch thick) patties. Cook burgers over medium heat until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Serve each patty in a burger bun topped with sour cream and guacamole and any additional toppings needed.

Per serving: 597 calories; 32g fat; 10g saturated fat; 164mg cholesterol; 34g protein; 38g carbohydrate; 5g sugar; 7g fiber; 1,239mg sodium; 221mg calcium