Monday, July 12, 2010

Fiesta Burger

In the spirit of summer, we've been trying to do as much "summertime" food as we can; burgers, BBQ, fruit and ice cream. Today we've got one of our own burger creations: the Fiesta Burger! We'd been hoping to have a taco night, but found that we were missing some key ingredients (taco shells? tortillas? Nope, didn't have any of those). So we had to think about what else we could do with ground beef and cheese and had one of those "duh" moments. Eric still wanted tacos though and Charisse said something along the line of "why don't we do a taco burger?" Taco Burger? Had we lost our minds? Probably, but the idea sounded so crazy it might work. Or we'd be ordering pizza. Thankfully the pizza guy stayed home and we dug into these burgers like... hungry sharks going after... fiesta burgers? Okay analogy fail.

These burgers are a great, unique summertime treat. Covered in Guacamole and a Cilantro Lime Sauce, theres a light almost tangy flavor that really helps the taco flavored meat patties. Best served with a strong Mexican Beer or our personal recommendation, a well made Margarita on the rocks. 

Hit the break for the how-to and of course more pictures...

Fiesta Burger

What You Will Need

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 onion (minced)
1/4 cup of taco seasoning
1 Tbs cayenne pepper

Mix all the ingredients up until combined and form your patties.  Cook on a preheated grill or stove top until cooked through and juices run clear.  Top burgers with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, homemade guacamole and cilantro lime sauce. 

What You Will Need

4 ripe avocados
juice of 1-2 limes
garlic salt
1/4 cup red onion (minced)

Mash all ingredients together and season to taste.

Cilantro Lime Sauce
What You Will Need

1 cup cilantro
juice of 1-2 limes
1/2 cup of mayo
salt and pepper

In a small food processor, blend all the ingredients together until you get a nice brilliant green dressing.  

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