Grilled Salsa Burgers

Grilled Salsa Burgers
  • Mild
  • 30 Minutes
  • Beef
  • Serves 6
  • Other
Fire-up your next backyard fiesta with our perfectly grilled Mexican flavoured burgers. There is plenty of spice plus a cheesy surprise inside each bite.


  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Old El Paso* Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 burger buns, split, toasted
  • 6 tomato slices
  • 6 avocado slices
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) sour cream


  • Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, salsa and bread crumbs. Shape mixture into 12 (4-inch) patties, 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle rounded tablespoon cheese in centre of 6 patties, spreading slightly. Top with remaining patties; press edges together firmly to seal.
  • Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165ºF.
  • Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Top each with tomato and avocado slice and 1 tablespoon sour cream. If desired, top with additional salsa. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

Tip: To broil patties, place on broiler pan. Broil with tops about 4 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in centre of patties reads 165ºF.