Southwest Stuffed Burger

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

February 4, 2015

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Southwest Stuffed Burger


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The time has come when I start to grow tired of stews and chills and start to daydream about the summer nights of grilled meals. Also, my propane tank is out and I haven’t felt like replacing it yet. I decided it was time for a new bun-free burger to make on my stovetop.

This recipe is easy to get together and provides quite a bit of flavor. If you’ve had weight loss surgery including Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding, these are the kinds of recipes you like to keep on file. One batch will last you quite a while but the flavor will keep it exciting for at least a few days :) Remember to take bites the size of a black bean and eat slowly, avoiding beverages while you eat and for the hour afterwards. Happy eating!

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Southwest Stuffed Burger

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp fat-free mayo
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup salsa of choice, divided


  • In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, egg, mayo and taco seasoning. Mix until well combined.
  • Heat a grill pan to medium and spray lightly with cooking spray. Separate the meat into 8 thin patties.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine reduced fat cheese and salsa. Divide evenly on 4 of the patties. Top those patties with the other 4 and seal the sides.
  • Add beef patties to the pan (in batches if necessary) and cook on each side about 5 minutes or until no pink is showing. The temp of the beef should be 155F.
  • Slice up a tomato or other toppings as desired and serve with a vegetable side dish.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 987IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Stuffed Burger
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 1080mg47%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 987IU20%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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