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Southern Utah Desert Burger

Michelle Alley

  • Ingredients
    1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 7.76 oz of chipotle sauce (make sure to buy sauce, not chipotles in adobo sauce)
  • 2 Anaheim chili peppers
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns
  • 1 avocado
  • Romaine lettuce

For the burger

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • ¼  teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Smoked Paprika


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. While your grill is preheating, make your chipotle sauce. In a small bowl combine the Greek Yogurt and the chipotle sauce. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  3. Next, take the peppers and cut in half coring and deseeding it. Set aside for now.
  4. In a small bowl add all the ingredients for the burger. Using your hands mix well and form into 4 equal burgers.
  5. Place the peppers on the grill and cook each side for about 5 minutes or until the pepper is lightly charred.
  6. While the peppers are cooking place the burgers on the grill and cook for 5–8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Top each burger with a slice of pepper jack cheese and cook until melted.
  7. If desired you can also toast the hamburger buns on the grill for about 2 minutes.
  8. To assemble burgers, top a bun with the burger and cheese, ½ of a pepper, ¼ of an avocado, spread 2 tablespoons of chipotle sauce on other bun, top the burger with it, and enjoy!


Calories 390 (150 from fat)
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 130mg
Sodium 830mg
Carbohydrate 31g (7g dietary fiber, 6g sugar)
Protein 34g

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