Have I mentioned my love for chips??
They are my favorite in the whole wide world, I'm not picky, pretty much any kind will do.
So I when I saw that these burgers had the chips on the inside, I was tickled pink and just loved the idea. Did I really just say "tickled pink"? What does that mean?
So the recipe called for tortilla chips crushed and put in the burgers. What could possibly be better than that?!
Because of my love of chips and my ability to consume more chips in one meal than you can imagine, I am forced NOT, repeat NOT to bring big bag of chips into the house. They just aren't allowed.
So when we go on vacation, I will often buy one of those Costco sized variety packs of individual chips. I CAN be trusted with those. Usually.
My kids however, do not eat the Fritos in these variety packs so I am often left with several bags of Fritos in my cupboard. I happen to love Fritos but can't rationalize the 320 calories of delicious salt filled chips in a normal day. So there they sit.
Until this recipe came around!
What better use for a bag of Fritos than to crush it up in little bits and throw it into hamburgers! Boy was THAT fun!
These seriously tasted awesome. With the Fritos, the cheese, the onion, oh my!! I'm drooling at just the thought! These were on the higher side of the calorie range for a burger so I did have only one. I had another without a bun the next day for lunch. Delicious!!
I made these for my freezer cooking day with ground turkey the other day.
Adapted from Purple Chocolat Home
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1/3 cup salsa
1 bag Fritos, 2 oz. crushed
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup green onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. sour cream
6 tbsp. salsa
6 - 100 calorie Arnold Selects sandwich thins
Mix everything together and then form into 6 burger patties. Cook until done. Serve with sour cream/salsa topping.
Total calories = 2543 calories with sandwich thin and topping
6 servings = 424 calories per burger
1 Southwest Burger + watermelon = 524 calorie dinner
More burger recipes you may enjoy!
Turkey Taco Burgers
Green Chile Pepper & Cream Cheese Burgers
Grilled Cheese Onion Burgers
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.