Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mexican Pizza Stack with Hatch Green Chili's

     We have a couple more days left of Hatch Green Chili week, YIPPEE !!!  ( I am already getting excited for next year ;) Today's recipe just kinda fell together with several things I had on hand in the kitchen, and the flavor's blended so beautifully!!!  I really hope you will give this a try!  Its the perfect balance between light and heavy in a meal!  Even though it's beef, it is a 96% lean beef that keeps it on the lighter side, and weighs in at 115 calories, 0 Carbs and 24g protein per 4 ounces.  Those stats are almost as good as chicken!!! ... don't tell Chick Filet ...  :/  PS.  Once again, you can purchase your Hatch Green Chili's thru mid September at all 3 Johnson's Garden Centers in Wichita.

1 large Tomato, sliced into 4 slices
1 Tablespoon EVOO
1 Large Yellow Onion, diced
1 heaping teaspoon chopped jarred Garlic
Dash Cayenne
Dash Chili Powder
Dash Cumin
Dash Lite Salt
1 small Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/3-1/2 cup Hatch Green Chili's, diced and seeded
1 pound 96% lean Ground Beef
1/2 cup Refried Beans
Shredded Mozzarella, desired amount
Avocado slices, desired amount
Pizza Sauce, for garnish

     Slice a large Tomato into 4 pieces and let drain on paper towel for as long as possible, set aside.  Heat EVOO in skillet, add Onions, Garlic, Cayenne, Chili Powder, Cumin and Salt and cook til golden brown. Then add diced Red Pepper til crisp tender, and stir in Hatch Green Chili's and cool slightly, then add to large mixing bowl.  Add Beef to bowl and blend well with hands and pat into 4 patties.  Put patties in non stick skillet, handle gently as they can be sensitive, and cook on low heat til browned, gently flip and cook the other side.  Meanwhile, add a Tomato ring to plate, sit cooked pattie on top, spread each burger with 2 Tablespoons Refried Beans, top with shredded Mozzarella, 3 slices Avocado and a dollop of Pizza Sauce for garnish, repeat with other 3 patties.  Serve with a fresh Garden Salad~ Enjoy  ;)

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