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Spice up burger night with this Mexican burger recipe. Cilantro, avocado, and a spicy sauce give this Mexican hamburger a hint of south of the border flair.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins
4 mins
59 mins
6 tortas


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor combine bacon, onion, and garlic. Cover and pulse with several on/off turns until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until bacon is completely cooked but not crispy, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Let bacon cool completely.

  • In a large bowl stir together ground beef, bacon mixture (including drippings), the snipped cilantro, the lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Divide meat mixture into six portions. Shape each portion into a thin oblong patty slightly larger than the circumference of a hoagie roll. Cover and refrigerate patties for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  • In a grill pan or an extra-large skillet cook patties over medium-high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove from heat. Top each patty with a slice of the cheese.

  • For sauce, in a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, and smoked paprika. Generously spread sauce onto cut sides of the hoagie rolls. Layer hoagie roll bottoms with meat patties, avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, and cilantro sprigs. If desired, top with pickled jalapeño chile peppers and/or hot pepper sauce. Top with hoagie roll tops.

Nutrition Facts

843 calories; fat 48g; cholesterol 111mg; saturated fat 15g; carbohydrates 65g; mono fat 12g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 15g; protein 38g; vitamin a 3595.7IU; vitamin c 21.3mg; thiamin 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 10.3mg; vitamin b6 0.9mg; folate 193.5mcg; vitamin b12 2.4mcg; sodium 1476mg; potassium 929mg; calcium 454.4mg; iron 6.1mg.