Ptomaine Tommy's in Los Angeles inspired this chili-smothered burger recipe. For this quick dinner, use any type of chili you prefer, with or without beans, and serve it with a tossed green salad and a cold beer.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Gently knead beef, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and form them into 4-inch patties.

  • Heat a large cast-iron or regular skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center reaches 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes total. (Resist pressing them with your spatula so you don't squeeze out all the juice and end up with dry burgers.)

  • Serve on a bun topped with about 1/2 cup chili and onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger with 1/2 cup chili
435 calories; protein 38.9g; carbohydrates 30.7g; dietary fiber 5.2g; sugars 7g; fat 17.9g; saturated fat 5.8g; cholesterol 107.8mg; vitamin a iu 956.8IU; vitamin c 23.5mg; folate 35.2mcg; calcium 93.9mg; iron 5.4mg; magnesium 50.3mg; potassium 763.6mg; sodium 668.5mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 3g.

1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 4 1/2 lean meat