I’ve just recently fallen in love with tomatillos and now I’m finding any way I can to add them to our meals. We ate these poolside on a late summer afternoon and everyone returned for second and third helpings. You can make a double batch of the Roasted Salsa and keep it in the fridge for 3-5 days. It also pairs well with eggs or chicken.

Roasted Tomatillo and Red Pepper Burgers with Yam Fries
A delicious Roasted Tomatillo and Red Pepper Burgers with Yummy Yam Fries
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For the Roasted Salsa
  1. 6 tomatillos, husked and diced small
  2. 4 red bell peppers, diced small
  3. 3 cloves of garlic, diced small
  4. 1 hot banana pepper, seeds removed and diced small
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. A pinch of salt
For the Burgers
  1. 2 lbs grass fed ground beef
  2. 1 lb ground elk (You can use any combination of ground meat.)
  3. 1-2 tbsp of chipotle chili powder
  4. 1 tsp salt
Toppings
  1. Lettuce
  2. Avocado, diced
  3. Onions, sliced thin
  4. Tomato, sliced
  5. Mango, diced
For the Yam Fries
  1. 3 large yams
  2. 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1-2 tbsp Flavor God Everything Seasoning (or any seasoning salt)
Roasted Salsa
  1. Toss all your ingredients for your salsa in a bowl with the olive oil and salt.
  2. Spread your salsa on a baking sheet and place in the oven on the top rack.
  3. Broil the salsa ingredients for 5-10 minutes, until it just begins to blacken.
  4. Remove and let cool.
Onions
  1. Heat a large saucepan over very low heat. Melt about 1 tbsp of coconut oil in it.
  2. Add your onions to the pan, stirring to coat in the coconut oil.
  3. Continue to fry the onions very slowly in the pan, stirring occasionally, for 30-50 minutes or until browned.
  4. Remove and set aside.
Burgers
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Combine your ground beef and ground elk in a large bowl.
  3. Add the salt, chipotle powder and about 3/4 of the cooled salsa mixture.
  4. Mix well with your hands until the ingredients are evenly combined.
  5. Press into hamburger patties about 1/2 inch thick, making a small indent in the center of each with your thumb. You should have about 4 burgers per pound of meat.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
Yam Fries
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice your yams into thin, even strips.
  3. Toss with melted coconut oil and Flavor God seasoning.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes. Then flip the fries with a spatula and bake again for another 15-20 minutes.
Assemble
  1. Place one large piece of lettuce on your plate and put a slice of tomato on top. Place your burger on top of the tomato slice, and then pile on all the toppings, including the leftover roasted salsa. Gently use the lettuce leaf to wrap the burger, or add another piece of lettuce on top to make a lettuce sandwich. This gets really messy, so you can also make a Burger Salad if you prefer. To do this, tear the lettuce pieces and place them on your plate. Pile everything else on top and eat it with a knife and fork, and yam fries on the side.
  2. Enjoy!
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