Tex-Mex Burgers

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About This Recipe

Yield:4
This recipe appears in: Burger Recipes for Your Grilling Pleasure

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and minced (wear gloves when preparing)
  • 1 cup Spicy Tomato Salsa (recipe follows)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 soft corn tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeƱo chile pepper, seeded and minced (wear gloves while preparing)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Procedures

  1. 1

    Preheat a broiler or charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat.

  2. 2

    Using a wooden spoon (or your hands, if you are wearing gloves), mix together the ground beef, jalapeno, 1/4 cup of the salsa, and salt and pepper in a large bowl, until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Form into 4 patties, a little flatter and greater in diameter than a usual burger shape.

  3. 3

    Broil or grill them, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.

  4. 4

    Place tortillas in microwave, two at a time, and cook on high for about 20 seconds. Arrange each burger on a warm tortilla and top with the avocado slices, shredded cheese, and additional salsa. Alternatively, wrap each burger and the toppings in a tortilla like a burrito. Serve with additional salsa on the side.

  5. 5

    Spicy Tomato Salsa

  6. 6

    Mix all the ingredients in a small glass bowl. The salsa may be used immediately for the burgers, but chill it for at least an hour if serving it as a dip.

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