Tex Mex Salsa Cheeseburgers

Tex Mex Salsa Cheeseburgers

Rejoice in a fiesta of flavours with one bite of this mouth-watering burger.
  • 35 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Thick N' Chunky Salsa
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • tomato slices and lettuce leaves

Preparation

  1. In bowl, stir together beef, breadcrumbs, onion, chilies, egg, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  2. Using half of the beef mixture, form four equal hamburger patties, each about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick.
  3. Place 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the shredded cheese in the centre of each patty.
  4. Using remaining beef mixture, form four more patties and place one on top of each cheese-topped patty, pinching edges to seal.
  5. Grill over medium-hot coals on a greased grill for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.
  6. Just before removing from grill, spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the salsa on each burger to heat through.
  7. Place burgers in buns and garnish with tomato slices and lettuce leaves or top as desired.

Expert Tips

  • Never press down on your burgers while grilling as this causes the juices to run out, resulting in a dry tasteless eating experience.