- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomato, drained
- 1 can (7 ounces) diced green chiles
- 1 cup frozen corn
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 24 ounces ground beef
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Butter Lettuce Leaves
- Shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend (optional)
Simmer tomatoes, chiles, and corn in a small saucepan till the corn is cooked and the mixture tightens up, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Chill in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes (if desired).
Gently mix all hamburger ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Your hands are the best tools for this - overworking the mix is not good for the texture of the patties. Form into 3-inch patties. Grill over medium heat (or place under a broiler 4-5 inches from the heat) for 3-5 minutes on a side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Place 2 hot patties on a chilled lettuce leaf. Top with salsa and cheese. You could also add salad dressing (Catalina or French would be good), sour cream, or sliced Jalepenos.