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Taco Cheeseburgers

Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Taco sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium
  Monterey jack cheese slices/American cheese 4
  Taco shells 8
  Lettuce leaves 8
Directions

1. Turn the oven to 350°. Use your hands to break up the ground beef as you put it into the mixing bowl. Add taco sauce, chili powder, and salt. Use your hands to mix well.
2. Place a sheet of waxed paper on the counter or table. Put the meat mixture on the waxed paper. Divide the meat mixture into 8 portions. Shape each portion into an oval patty, about 1/2 inch thick.
3. Place the patties in the baking pan. Put the pan in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
4. While the patties are cooking, put the tomato on the cutting board. Cut it in half with the sharp knife. Chop each half into small pieces. Save until Step 7.
5. With the table knife, cut each cheese slice diagonally in half to form 2 triangles.
6. Use the hot pads to remove the pan from the oven. Place 1 cheese triangle on each patty. Put the pan back in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes or till the cheese melts. Turn off the oven. Remove the pan from the oven.
7. Use the pancake turner to put a patty in a taco shell. Add a lettuce leaf and some chopped tomato. Serve with additional taco sauce, if you like. Repeat for each sandwich.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Sandwich
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy

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