Burger lovers, be prepared to be blown away! This Tex-Mex burger recipe is a force to be reckoned with, as it hits all the flavor notes, sweet, spicy, and smoky, all wrapped up in one lip-smacking package!
Inspired by a leftover jar of our sweet and robust Black Bean & Corn Salsa, my mission was set, to incorporate the leftover salsa and create a burger recipe that would send our taste buds into overload. Mission accomplished! This burger was a huge hit with our family! Are you salivating yet? Hang in there!
Aside from the tasty toppings, one key to this delicious burger is no-doubt, the freshly ground meat. A few years back, our friends introduced us to the idea of homemade ground meat, and it has truly taken our burgers to the next level. Ask your grocery store butcher to grind the meat for you, or grind it at home. We purchased a food grinder attachment for our mixer, but there are plenty of other meat grinding options if you don't have a mixer.
Seriously consider adding this palate-tantalizing recipe to your favorites. You will not be disappointed and your family will thank you! These would also make rockin' sliders for your next Game Day menu, everything the same, except smaller.
- 1 lb. ground beef (we used freshly ground sirloin and chuck roast with good marbling-ask the butcher to ground for you at the grocery store, or grind your own)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp.) Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend (or Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning Blend)
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 onion, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
- Chardonnay Guacamole Recipe (or your favorite guacamole recipe)
- 4 slices of Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 rolls of your choice, sliced in half
- Romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup Cherchies® Black Bean & Corn Salsa
- 1/4 cup Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli
If grinding your own meat, cut the meat into 1-inch strips or pieces. Grind the meat with a meat grinder into a large bowl (you can certainly use store-bought ground meat). Add the egg, Cherchies® Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend, and Worcestershire sauce to the meat. Mix until just incorporated (meat tends to toughen up the more it is handled). Divide the meat into 4 equal portions (more if you would like smaller burgers).
Lightly oil the grill with cooking spray or oil. Turn the grill onto high, then low after a few minutes. Make an indent in the center of the burgers. This allows the burger to cook evenly.
Grill burgers for about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on your "pink preference". Add the cheese to the burgers the last couple of minutes of cooking. Lightly toast the rolls either for a few minutes on the grill or broil for a few minutes in the oven.
Now the fun part, building this beautiful tasty burger! Arrange the rolls on a tray or plate. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli onto one roll half.
Next add the Chardonnay Guacamole to the other half to the other half, followed by a slice of onion.
Add the lettuce to the aioli half and the burger to the guacamole half, and dollop the burger with about 1 Tablespoon of Cherchies Black Bean & Corn Salsa. Place the lettuce half over the burger, pierce the burger with a large pick, and wait for it...
A juicy, mind-blowing, flavorful, Tex-Mex burger! Grab some napkins and enjoy!