Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hovermoyer

Makes 6 servings



Colorful, spicy and fragrant, these delicious burgers are right in style with the contemporary fondness for Southwestern foods, especially when served with Fresh Tomato Salsa.

Recipe Ingredients for Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers

6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 oz pico de gallo
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
6 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded lettuce

Recipe Directions for Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers

  1. 1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, corn, garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl; let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

  2. 2. Meanwhile, prepare Fresh Tomato Salsa, if using.

  3. 3. Add pumpkin, cheese, wheat germ, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper to the onion mixture; mix well. With dampened hands, form the vegetable mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.

  4. 4. Preheat oven to 325F. Stack tortillas and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes to heat through. (Alternatively, stack tortillas between two damp paper towels; microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds, or until heated through.)

  5. 5. Using 2 teaspoons oil per batch, cook 2 to 4 patties at a time in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Adjust heat as necessary for even browning. Wrap the patties in tortillas and serve immediately, garnished with lettuce and Fresh Tomato Salsa, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 149.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
245
Calories from Fat
93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.3g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
329mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
30.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
9.1g
Vitamin A 76% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 13% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
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