Who knew a burger could taste so light and bright? Lime zest and juice as well as fresh cilantro and red bell pepper brighten this one beautifully. Don’t leave off the pickle; that little bit of tang and crunch makes a big difference.
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Made according to recipe. But cooked on range griddle. Browned nicely and tasted delicious!!!! Kids loved it too. Will put in menu rotation!
I decided to cook these on the stove top in my cast iron pan. Beautiful golden brown!!! Very tasty! I served with French green beans with lemon zest. Fresh healthy dinner.
I made these burgers exactly as written. They were very flavorful with a punch from the lime. I was concerned that they would be to "hot" with that much crushed pepper, but they weren't. I ate mine without a bun. The flavor tasted kind of Asian-inspired, which surprised me, but when I topped it with guacamole, then it was just tasty. I think you could go Tex-mex with toppings, or even go Asian inspired with these.
They weren't very appealing to look at, because they didn't brown at all, (off-white!) not even upon using my convection oven's "roast" setting, which uses a top browning element. I did use plenty of oil on them, but they just didn't brown like the photo. For that reason, I took off a half star. It would be interesting to try these in a frying pan to see if they would brown. They let off quite a bit of juice on the baking sheet, which probably steams them, not letting them brown. Other than that, it is a good recipe.
I really enjoyed the flavors of these burgers. The lime really came through and gave the burgers a very bright taste. They were easy and quick to put together. I served them with corn on the cob and they paired nicely for a lovely spring meal. Mine didn’t get the crispy look on the outside that the burgers in the photo had. Perhaps I didn’t brush enough oil on the tops. Either way I am very happy with this recipe and will continue to make these.
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