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Gluten Free Southwest Sopes Burger

This entry is submitted not only for it's taste but, as an alternative recipe for those who are afflicted with Celiac Disease (as am I). Someone with Celiac Disease is unable to digest the protein Gluten which is commonly found in wheat, barley, malt, rye and oats. This disease is more than a diet, it's a lifestyle spent learning not only to cook a whole new way but, how to read labels and trying to avoid cross-contamination in restaurants. This recipe serves four (4) people.


1 Pound Free-Range / Organic Ground Beef.
1 Cup Crushed, Salted Tortilla (Corn) Chips.
1 Medium Shallot Finely Chopped.
3 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped.
1/4 Cup Cilantro Roughly Chopped.
1/4 Cup Sutter Cabernet Sauvignon.
2 Medium Avocados.
Spring Greens.
Grey Poupon.
Pepper To Taste.
4 Sopes (Mexican Corn Cake).
Canola Oil To Prep Grill.


In a large mixing bowl start with one (1) pound of good quality ground beef. Break the meat apart and set in the bowl in preparation for other ingredients. On a sturdy counter crush your tortilla chips well and add to your mixing bowl. Finely chop your garlic and shallot and add to your mixing bowl. Next roughly chop 1/4 cup of cilantro (no stems please) and add to your mixing bowl. Then, add 1/4 cup Sutter Cabernet Sauvignon to your bowl. Mix all the ingredients well in your bowl by hand. Form mixture into four (4) 1/4 pound patties. Set patties onto a plate and place into the ice box for 20 minutes. While the burgers are resting core and slice your avocado's and set aside. Take your Sopes and place one each on a dinner plate adding Grey Poupon to taste at the bottom of each Sopes. Next wash and dry your spring greens mix and place a small amount on top of the Grey Poupon at the bottom of each Sopes. Remove your burgers from the ice box and place on a hot grill cooking each side 5-7 minutes per side (time varies depending upon the heat of your fire). When the burgers are done cooking place one each on top of the spring greens inside the Sopes and top with your avocado slices. Bon Apetite!


I would welcome the opportunity to make this recipe for you and hopefully at the same time raise awareness to the growing number of Celiac Disease people afflicted in this country. Thank you & God Bless America!!!!!