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Tex Mex Burgers

For my flashback Friday recipe I chose to republish one of our favourite summer burgers.

I've left up the original photo and post I published June 13, 2011, and below I added a photo showing these same burgers served without the bun and wrapped in lettuce. Either way...they are packed with great flavour and taste so fresh with Pico de Gallo and spicy mayo.

Serve with large leaf fresh lettuce that can wrap around the meat and toppings. 

Ingredients for burgers:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry taco seasoning
Using your hands mix all ingredients together well. Form into 4 burger patties.

Ingredients for Pico de Gallo:

  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup diced yellow and red pepper, combined
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 small seeded jalapeno pepper, dice very small
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2-3 grinds fresh pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • juice of one fresh lime (do not use bottled lime juice)
Add all ingredients together in a non metallic bowl. This can be made earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated. 

Ingredients for spicy mayo and other toppings:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek, which is ground fresh chili paste. You could substitute with hot sauce, or if you don't like it hot use ketchup.
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Tex Mex cheese
  • 4 kaiser buns
Method: Once you have all your toppings ready, fire up the barbecue. The last few minutes the burgers are on the grill top with cheese. Build your burger and enjoy!


  1. ah, the meal that pleases everyone with bright colors and grilled taste. Do so enjoy your variety of recipes.

  2. Wow! Now those are some amazing looking burgers!

  3. woooo hooo...just in time for the game tonight! Wonderful...they look amazing!

  4. That is one mighty fine looking burger! The best of both worlds...

  5. this looks so fresh and tasty...i love love love burgers...i would eat a burger over steak any day :)

  6. We're having Tex Mex sliders we watch the big game! Thanks for the idea.

  7. Those look INCREDIBLE! MUST bookmark these to try this summer!!

  8. Made these for my family for supper tonight... and they looked exactly like yours! DELICIOUS! Thanks for the idea:)

  9. The burgers look great! I will have to try these this week!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Pyles too!

  10. I made these last night, using ground turkey instead of beef. Wow, they were amazing! Between two of us, we nearly polished off the pico. My husband kept asking, this is as healthy as a salad, right? as he helped himself to more. This will be a summer staple in my kitchen!

  11. I made this yesterday. Here was our review:

  12. I'd like to make this but have NO idea what texmex is or the cheese . if it"s a mix I"d llike to know what the actual spice mix is as I can grind my own...I live near many small artizan cheese makers and just want a comparable real cheese.
    Hope MGCC do a book on fresh sausage, hand made meats ,cheeses and a bit more specialty recipes. thank hollace

    1. Tex Mex is a mexican flavoured food. The cheese I use is a purchased grated cheddar which has spicy pepper flakes in it. You could just use regular cheddar cheese, but the spicy flavours make a really tasty burger.

  13. Oh my this looks delicious . My men will love it!
    Happy June and have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Oh my!! This looks so great! What a perfect summer meal!

  15. Thanks, Kathy - always love your recipes in particular! I am going to print this and make the burgers this weekend - guaranteed to be delicious!

    1. You won't be disappointed:) Enjoy the burgers and the weekend!

  16. I am so ready for a "cookout" and this sounds like the perfect recipe!

  17. Oh, swoon, Picco on mouth is watering!!!

  18. The plate of food looks so delish. Wish I could reach thru and help myself.


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