Southwestern Cheeseburgers - W W

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe that I got from WW when I first started the program over 10 years ago when there were exchanges. The entire recipe, including the salad is approximately 5 points per serving

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler or grill.
  2. If using broiler, spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a food processor, process the beef until finely chopped.
  4. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in 2 T of the cilantro, the minced onion, chiles, chili powder, cumin, and salt.
  5. Mix lightly with 2 forks, just until ingredients are blended.
  6. Gently shape into 4 equal patties.
  7. Place the patties on the prepared broiler rack or grill.
  8. Cook 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes.
  9. Turn the patties over and broil for another 5 minutes.
  10. Top evenly with the cheese and broil or grill until it just melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato juice, lime zest, lime juice, oil and remaining 2 T of cilantro.
  12. One each of 4 plates, arrange one-fourth of the lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion wedges.
  13. Drizzle with the dressing, top with a burger and serve.
Most Helpful

Delicious! We really enjoyed these juicy and flavorful burgers. I wouldn't change anything about them. Thanks!

Redheaded Chef October 17, 2011

Delicious! I made just as stated. These have such great flavor. Thanks for sharing! Made for Gimme 5 tag.

Lainey6605 August 11, 2009

I had the butcher grind the meat. I also cooked over a charcoal grill, and it was delicious! I served with buns, to encourage the entire family to eat it instead of just me. I decreased the amount of minced onion by half, and felt the onion taste was still strong enough. I served these topped with lettuce, avocado, and my sugared jalapenos. Fabulous! Made for Zaar 123 Tag game.

breezermom April 05, 2009