Tex Mex Salsa Cheeseburgers

Tex Mex salsa cheeseburgers
  • Medium
  • 35 Minutes
  • Beef
  • Serves 4
  • Sandwiches & Wraps
Rejoice in a fiesta of flavours with one bite of this mouth-watering burger.


  • 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


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

Expert Tips

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