Tex Mex Burgers with Guacamole
Want to spice up burger night? Tex Mex Burgers are flavored with a Southwestern-inspired blend of spices and topped with cheese and guacamole.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef (80% lean)
- 5 tsp Tex Mex or Taco Seasoning (use this blend)
- 3/4 tsp Salt (see note)
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil (like grape seed, vegetable, or avocado oil)
- 4 slices Cheese (pepper jack, mild cheddar, or Colby jack)
- 4 Hamburger Buns
- 1/2 cup Guacamole
- Other burger toppings like sliced red onions, tomatoes, lettuce
Combine beef, seasoning, salt (if using), and black pepper.
Gently mix them together (using your hands works best) just until everything is blended.
Form into 4 even patties.
Gently press the center of each patty so that there is a slight indent in the middle (this will help the burgers to stay flat as they cook).
Prepare an outdoor grill or, if cooking inside, heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat.
Brush grill or pan with cooking oil and add burger patties.
Sear on both sides until burgers are cooked to your liking. In the last minute of cooking, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese.
Set burger patties aside and cover to keep warm.
Toast hamburger buns.
Assemble burgers by filling hamburger buns with guacamole, burger patties, and other toppings.
Only add additional salt if there is no salt included in the Tex Mex / taco seasoning you use to flavor the burgers.
Hamburger patties freeze well. Just form the patties, and freeze them flat on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Once frozen, transfer the burger patties to a plastic freezer bag, pressing out as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 6 months. Defrost completely before cooking.
Serving: 0.25lb | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 6mg