Taco Hamburgers

Taco Burgers are the perfect easy weeknight meal or a fun way to make a backyard BBQ a little spicer! You can even prepare your Taco Burger Patties ahead of time and freeze them so they ready for you when the craving hits.

Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream. #gourmethamburgers #tacohamburger www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.

Taco Burgers are a sponsored post on behalf of Certified Angus Beef brand. All opinions and statements are 100% my own.

The recipe for Taco Burgers was originally called Mexican Hamburgers, but is was really more of a Tex-Mex with traditional latin and taco flavors, so it went through a brief makeover. The inspiration behind it was coming up with new ways to use ground beef.

Close up of a Taco Burger

Ground beef recipes seem to be really hard to find! Unless you are making a burger, no boil lasagna, meatloaf or Cheeseburger Helper Skillet, people tend to get lost and not know what to do with it.

This was my attempt at using ground beef in a recipe and also coming up with a fun new hamburger recipe. Because honestly, can you ever have enough?

For the best burgers, I start with Certified Angus Beef brand.I don’t have to mess around with checking out the texture and marbling, just seeing the label means it has already been scrutinized and presumed worthy by the brand itself.

I can just pick it up and move along. Also make sure to check out my tips for the best burger patty before you get started!

10 Tips for Better Burgers

To save time, albeit a small amount, you can use a packaged taco mix instead of making your own. What is the plus to making your own? You can control the heat.

To reduce spice, cut down on crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. You can also opt to make your own Pico de Gallo or pick some up at the store. Sriracha Sour Cream, sometimes called Mexican Yum Yum, is also a good pick.

I served mine with French fries and Spicy Ketchup, but you can also give my Spicy Potato Wedges a whirl!

Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.

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Tools for making Taco Burgers:

Double Hamburger Press – I used to think this thing was silly and unnecessary, but I’ve used it more times than I know to make pretty, uniform burgers! We also have a mini slider press we use quite frequently.

Bamboo Toothpicks– A small touch that goes a long way when you are making a massively large burger or serving them at a gathering.

Hamburger Patty Paper – if you are making a lot or planning to freeze your Taco Burgers, these come in handy! You can also use plain old wax paper.

Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream. #gourmethamburgers #tacohamburger www.savoryexperiments.com
Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.

Mexican Taco Hamburgers

5 from 6 votes
Taco Burgers are a spicy mix of tacos and burgers! Topped with pico de gallo, avocado slices, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and cool sour cream.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Taco Burger Patties:

Taco Burger Toppings:

Instructions

  • Mix chile powder through ground coriander in a small bowl. Set aside. *See note
  • In a large bowl, tear apart ground beef into smaller bits. Toss gently with spice mix (or taco seasoning).
  • Divide ground beef into fourths. Hand form 4 large patties. Evenly divide hot sauce on the tops of each patty. Arrange on a plate and place into the freezer for 10-30 minutes.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill hamburger patties for 2-3 minutes per side on direct heat, then remove to indirect heat until desired doneness. For the last minute, add a slice pepper jack cheese to each patty.
  • Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-4 minutes before assembling.
  • To build your massive Taco Burger, place patty on Kaiser Roll, top with pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream and jalapenos.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Notes

You can use pre-made taco seasoning if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 662 kcal, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 43 g, Saturated Fat: 17 g, Cholesterol: 111 mg, Sodium: 2255 mg, Potassium: 759 mg, Fiber: 6 g, Sugar: 9 g, Vitamin A: 2035 IU, Vitamin C: 14.4 mg, Calcium: 345 mg, Iron: 5.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 662
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: gourmet hamburgers, taco hamburgers
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    We had these burgers for dinner last night and they were incredible! Such a fun mash up between two favorite dinners!

  2. Love your blog! So many new recipes to explore. My husband is a big fan of hamburgers. So, going to print the recipe and try soon 🙂

  3. Mexican Taco Hamburgers sound like a great idea to put on my menu for this weekends cookout! I love jalapenos and tomatoes!The ingredient list is so simple and easy to fine too!