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Mexican Cheeseburgers

Want to twist up the old burger routine this summer? Look no further. This recipe for Mexican Cheeseburgers is going to knock your taste buds off in the most mouthwatering way.

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After a relatively cool spring here in the Twin Cities, we’re just starting to get our grill out of hibernation. The charcoal’s been tapped back for a season of summer revival.

And that means burgers. I recently shared this classic BLT with Roasted Garlic Mayo. If you haven’t done a roasted garlic, don’t lose another day.

The Littles have been begging for more burger nights. Rather than succumb to the drive through, we grilled up these spunky Mexican Cheeseburgers.

This is far from an ordinary burger. One bite and you’ll wonder where this has been all your life…

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Sometimes we gotta go outside the box. We’re spicing up these burgers. If you’re heat-shy, go with mild salsa.

All that flavor is worked into the beef, ensuring that every single bite is juicy and savory.

Even the cheese gets molded into the patties, for scrumptious oomph. We reserve more queso for the topping as well.

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By the way, I initially balked at the idea of cornmeal in the burgers. But trust and go for it. It helps keep the patties tender. I add an egg into the mixture to help everything bind together; it prevents your patties from splitting up on the grill.

It won’t taste anything like meatloaf. Pinky promise.

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Grill those heaping burgers to perfection. They’ll be glistening and bursting and sooo tempting. People will want to sneak these right off the grill as soon as you turn your back.

And then there are the toppings…

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The toppings. Yuuuummmm. Almost as fabulous as the burgers themselves.

Recommended: fresh guacamole, more cheese, grilled onions, fresh salsa, fresh tomatoes, crispy lettuce…go wild.

Mexican Cheeseburgers

5 from 12 ratings
These Mexican Cheeseburgers are supremely packed with big and bold flavors. The flavor is in the meat, so every bite is savory and delicious. Serve with plenty of toppings such as guacamole, salsa, onions, and extra cheese. (Don't skip the cornmeal, which provides tenderness.)
Servings: 4 -6

Ingredients  

  • 1 ¼ lb lean ground beef, I use 90%
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup chunky, not runny salsa
  • ¼ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 TB canned diced green chilies, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Toppings: Fresh guacamole, grilled onions, cheddar cheese slices, tomatoes, lettuce, extra salsa

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, using wooden spatula, mix all ingredients together (take care not to over handle.)
  • Shape into 4 or 6 patties; grill to desired doneness. Medium is recommended.
Course: Dinner, Main

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Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from food.com

Here are my favorites for the grill season…enjoy these!

  1. Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger. I’ve showcased these before, but I’d tout them every single day if I could. These are hands-down the very best burgers that have ever graced out tastebuds.

  1. Cabernet Burgers with Blue Cheese. Cabs, blue, and beef…they just go together. What’s better than wrapping it all up into one delectable burger?

Cabernet Burgers with Blue Cheese

  1. Easy Ranch Potato Salad. I never was a potato salad fan. Until I started making these Ranch potatoes. My non-potato salad eating friends say the same thing.

  1. It’s not a burger, but as long as you have the grill going, slap on some of this incredible Chicken Teriyaki. Trust us on this one.

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki 2

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25 comments

    • Andrea
    • 5 stars

    Oh wow. These burgers are so much more than a burger. Great recipe!

    • Hayley Dhanecha
    • 5 stars

    These flavourful burgers turned out so well, made for my dad on Father’s day and he didn’t stop at one! Thanks

    • Moop Brown
    • 5 stars

    I really like how flavorful these burgers are and I’m looking forward to making them more throughout the summer

    • Marie
    • 5 stars

    Those patties are packed with flavor!! The meat stays juicy and so delicious. Loved the idea of using guac as a garnish!

    • Anna
    • 5 stars

    I always felt a bit intimidated when it comes to making your own hamburgers, but this was an easy to follow recipe and the end result was delicious!

    • Megan
    • 5 stars

    Your pictures alone were enough to convince me to try the recipe. Absolute perfection! So delicious and incredibly easy to make. Thank you!

    • Leslie
    • 5 stars

    We LOVE to try out new burger recipes! This Mexican cheeseburger recipe will be next on our list!

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, Leslie!

    • Kayla DiMaggio
    • 5 stars

    These mexican cheeseburgers were so delicious! I loved how juicy and delicious they were!

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Kayla!

    • Nancy

    Adding the chilies to the mix is such a brilliant and delicious idea. Can’t wait to make these again for 4th of July.

      • Amy Dong

      So happy you enjoyed these!

    • Jessica
    • 5 stars

    OMG, what an amazing burger! It was soooo flavorful and juicy. I loved the addition of guacamole – it added so much freshness. I will definitely be making these again.

      • Amy Dong

      We love the guac as well!

    • Mikayla
    • 5 stars

    Juicy, spicy and just right! Grilled to perfection and topped just like you suggested, definitely a repeat recipe here.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Mikayla!

    • Mary O’Brien

    Dear, oh dear. I scroll-stopped so fast when I saw this! Then you said I have to put cornmeal in my burger patties. I’m in. I will be grilling these this weekend, or sooner if I can’t get the picture outta my head. I subscribed so I won’t miss anything. Thanks!

      • Amy Dong

      Awww, that makes me smile, Mary!

    • Jan

    wow these look amazing, is corn meal the same as polenta? can’t wait to make these this weekend, my mouth is watering.

      • Amy Dong

      Polenta is slightly more coarsely ground, but can be used. 🙂

    • Marcellina
    • 5 stars

    My family loves homemade burgers but I’ve never added cornmeal to the burger mixture. I’ll definitely try it. Thanks for sharing!

      • Amy Dong

      You’re so welcome, Marcellina!

    • Jere Cassidy
    • 5 stars

    Good timing with the burger post. I am making these for Father’s Day, the hubby is going to love all the Mexican flavors.

      • Amy Dong

      My husband loves these!

    • meggan | Culinary Hill

    YES. Yes to all of this. I love burgers above all else, and yours beckoned to me with a crooked finger via Foodgawker. Stunning. And pinning. 🙂

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