Have you ever had a hamburger that tasted like a taco? Try this. All of the classic seasonings in a taco but on a hamburger bun. This taco burger is a great recipe for the backyard griller. You might never want a regular hamburger again.
1 1/2lb. hamburger ( 22% fat )
1/2 onion ( fine dice )
1 teas. salt
3/4 teas. pepper
1 teas. onion powder
1 teas. garlic powder
1 teas. cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/4 head lettuce ( shredded )
1 to 2 tomatoes ( thin sliced )
3oz. cheddar cheese ( fine shredded )
6 hamburger buns ( I’m using kaiser rolls )
Method: Taco Burger
Combine hamburger, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and onion into a large bowl and mix well ( your hands work best for this ). Shape 6 1/4 pound hamburger patties. An easy way to do this is to divide the mixture into 6 equal balls, this gives you the perfect size every time.
Grill on medium heat for about 3 minutes a side ( about 6 minutes total ) or when they reach 155 degrees internal temperature. These can also be pan fried or oven baked ( 350 degrees 10 to 15 minutes ).
Here’s a tip for the buns:
Wrap your buns in foil and place on your grill away from the flame ( indirect heat ) and warm them up. This only takes a few minutes. I’ve seen a lot of people use cold buns when they bbq and, to me, I always wonder why.
Assembly: Taco Burger
Drizzle a little hot sauce on the bottom bun and place a patty on it. Drizzle a little more hot sauce on the top bun and add your cheese, lettuce and tomato and close. Makes 6 delicious burgers.
Optional ingredients for this taco burger can be guacamole, sour cream, refried beans, pico de gallo or anything you like. This is a great option to try when you get tired of the same old burger. Happy Cooking:-)