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Mexican Style Jalapeno Burger

How about a Mexican spin on an American classic, the beef burger? With Mexican seasonings and plenty of roasted jalapeno peppers for your topping, this crossover will please both worlds. Don't forget the guacamole!

Mexican Style Jalapeno Burger Recipe

Mexican Style Jalapeno Burgers

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ground beef - 16 ounces if you're really hungry! (80% or 85% lean is best for this)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (try this homemade taco seasoning mix)
  • 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 roasted jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 roasted jalapeno pepper, sliced into rings - for serving
  • Extra creamy homemade guacamole for serving, if desired (Try this basic yet perfect guacamole recipe)

Cooking Directions

  1. To a mixing bowl, add ground beef, taco seasoning, crushed tortillas, egg and chopped roasted jalapeno pepper.
  2. Heat a pan to medium heat. Add olive oil and heat.
  3. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant. 
  5. Remove from heat and add onion and garlic to the mixing bowl.
  6. Hand mix everything in the mixing bowl but do not over-mix or it will become mushy. Form into two large patties.
  7. Cook the burgers in the heated pan about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness. The time will depends on the thickness of your burgers.
  8. Top with cheese and cover a minute, until cheese melts.
  9. Top with guacamole, if desired, and sliced roasted jalapeno peppers.
  10. Serve!

This recipe was originally posted at Chili Pepper Madness:
http://www.chilipeppermadness.com/chili-pepper-recipes/burgers/mexican-burgers

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