Mexican Burgers: Yummy Open-Faced Sandwiches

Open-Face Mexican Burgers: Healthy and Delicious
Like open-faced sandwiches?  They're a great way to eliminate the carbs that come with the bread or buns that most of us are used to eating.  Besides, I was in the mood for some potato wedges so something had to give.

What I decided to do was grill hamburgers as usual and put all of our favorite Mexican toppings on the open-faced burgers and serve those fries on the side.  Oh, my, it turned out good!  Here's how I made the Mexican Burgers, more of a method than a recipe.

Open-Faced Mexican Burgers

1 lb hamburger (use low fat-to-lean ratio ground round)
chili powder
garlic powder

low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
low-fat sour cream
sliced black olives
jalapeno pepper slices

Divide the hamburger meat into quarters.  Shake on a liberal amount of chili powder plus a little extra garlic powder.  Shape each quarter-pound seasoned meat into burgers.  Do this while you're heating the grill.  (Note: If you use frozen hamburger patties, shake the seasoning on while they're on the grill so they'll cook into the meat.) 

Grill the hamburgers until medium-well done. 

In the meantime, cut the avocado in half, take out the pit then scoop the fruit into a bowl.  Add about half a cup of your favorite salsa to the bowl and mix together with the avocado.  Slice the black olives (I slice my own - the pre-sliced olives cost more and tend to get mushy). 

When the burgers are done, place one on a plate.  Top with one-fourth of the avocado-salsa mixture.  Sprinkle on a small amount of cheese.  Top with a dollop of sour cream then a few slices of black olives and jalapeno pepper.  

Serve with potato wedges or black beans and a green veggie salad on the side.  Delicious! 

As always, feel free to change toppings and ingredients to suit your family.  Use feta cheese and Greek seasoning for a Greek version or American cheese with hamburger dill slices and ketchup and mustard for a good ol' all-American hamburger meal, just a little bit healthier.

Open-faced Mexican burger - Eat it with a fork!


  1. Your burger sounds and looks yummy. I love the idea of ditching the bun, especially when you are hungry for home fries!

    1. It was very yummy and the combination worked out really well! Thanks for the visit and the comment!


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