Southwest Style Burger & Fries Night 

Serves 4 

1 lb 93% lean ground meat (or 93% ground turkey) 

1 4oz can diced green chilis, drained (ok to rinse with water if desired)

1 teaspoon of plain chili powder 

1 avocado sliced 

1 large tomatoe

2 large baking potatoes

1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried, no salt variety 

1 Tbsp olive oil

4 large lettuce leaves or 4 whole grain burger buns 

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Scrub the potatoes. Slice the potatoes into thin sticks. 
  3. Spread the potatoes in a thin layer on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray. Sprinkle olive oil over the tops of the “fries”. Sprinkle with seasoning.  Bake for 45 minutes until fries start to brown but not crisp. 
  4. Mix the meat, chilis, powder in a bowl. Form the meat into 4 patties. 
  5. Cook the patties on medium heat in a skillet or on the grill, cooking 5 minutes each side until there is no longer any pink in the middle. 
  6. Serve each burger on a large lettuce leaf or on a bun. Add a slice of tomato and ¼ of the avocado with a side of fries to each serving.