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Pep Up Dinner With My Latin Flare Burger

Pep Up Dinner With My Latin Flare Burger

on Aug 18, 2017 |

 

I can’t get enough burgers! I love the versatility of these hand-held dinners, not to mention the ease of hiding vegetables so my kids have NO idea what they’re eating.

I wanted to play on Latin American flavors. We are lovers of sweet plantains, black beans, and adobo seasoning, so this is where I began. This fresh, fire roasted jalapeno and corn adobo chicken patty is smothered in spicy black beans, crunchy spinach, honey-glazed grilled plantains, and a creamy mango rum smear. My Latin Flare burger disappeared in record time tonight.

Latin Flare Burger

Yields: 6 large burgers

Ingredients for the patty:

  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, minced into meat
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp adobo seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Montreal seasoning
  • 2 jalapenos peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce

Directions:

  • Preheat grill 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, using a grater, grate in large Vidalia onion into the ground chicken.
  • Add in cornmeal, adobo, Montreal, jalapenos, corn, and hot sauce. Gently fold with hands until all is well combined.
  • Prepare 6 equal size patties and place on well greased grill.
  • Cook about 6-8 minutes per side until internal reaches 165 degrees.

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • 2 cans of seasoned black beans
  • 6 ripe plantains
  • honey
  • fresh baby spinach
  • creamy mango rum smear, recipe follows

Directions:

  • Heat black beans either on a pot on grill or in a microwave.
  • Slice plantains in half down the center, leaving skin on. Brush with olive oil and place on grill about 8 minutes until nicely charred.
  • Remove skin from grilled plantains and drizzle with honey.
  • Prepare Creamy Mango Rum smear.

Creamy Mango Rum Smear:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup mango puree ( peel and place 2 mangos in blender-puree)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • In a pot place all of the above ingredients.
  • Place pot on grill or stovetop and bring to a low boil.
  • Remove and allow to cool slightly.

Assembly:

  • Using a large Potato bun, place chicken patty on top.
  • Generously pile on black beans followed by spinach.
  • Cut a plantain in half and lay the 2 honey drizzled slices flat side down on beans.
  • Place a heaping amount of creamy mango rum smear on the top bun and there you have it! The Latin Flare burger.