Southwestern Taco Burger

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this
Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!We eat a lot of tacos in our house.  In fact, it’s kind of a running joke.  Not sure what to have for dinner?  Then it’s a taco night!  My wife cooks dinner almost every night of the week, and she makes a mean taco.  I’ve tried to mimic her taco-making abilities when she goes out of town…but I fail.  It’s never the same.  But wait.  Hold up a second.  I’m the food blogger, but my wife makes dinner every night?  Yup, you read that right.

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!As a food blogger, I spend my days in the kitchen cooking and taking photos of the various recipes that show up on Spiced.  But that means that by the time my wife gets home, we have a fridge full of various leftovers.  I’m talking a little bit of Spinach Artichoke Tart or a couple Triple Cheddar Bacon Sliders.  Sometimes, I’m able to time it perfectly so that the photos are taken and we have a hot meal waiting as she walks in the door.  But more often than not, we’re left cobbling dinner together out of various leftovers.  And that’s where my wife’s awesome taco-making abilities come in handy!  Spinach Artichoke Tacos, anyone?

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!Southwestern Taco Burgers

Now that the long winter is over, I’m finally back in my element standing in front of the grill in the back yard.  Warmer weather means it’s time for dinners outside on the deck.  It’s time for delicious burgers!  Instead of asking my wife to work her magic and create amazing tacos, I decided to give these burgers a taco twist.  I added some classic taco meat seasonings into the burgers, and then topped these bad boys with some corn and salsa.  The avocado skewered through the top is a fun finishing touch!

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!Here’s to a long summer of warm weather, cold beers and delicious burgers on the back porch!

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!

Did you make this Southwestern Taco Burger at home?  Leave a comment!  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Happy grilling!

Looking for other tasty grilling ideas?  Check out these other favorites, too:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Grilled Beef Kofta Kabobs
Grilled Honey Lime Salmon
Grilled Corn on the Cob Skewers
Smoked Brisket Tacos

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!

Southwestern Taco Burgers

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 588kcal

Ingredients

For the Burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper

For the Toppings

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • pickled jalapenos
  • 1 avocado sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the Burger ingredients (ground beef, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper). Mix until well combined.
  • Shape mixture into 4 patties. (Tip: Make the patties slightly thinner in the center. This will give the burger a better shape once grilled.)
  • Grill burgers on medium-high heat until fully cooked, flipping once after 4-5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the corn and salsa. Stir until well combined.
  • Assemble the burgers with pepper jack cheese, corn salsa, pickled jalapenos and sliced avocado.

Loaded with southwestern seasonings and topped with corn salsa, this Southwestern Taco Burger is a fun way to mix up burger night!

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30 Comments

  1. Haha when I first read that, I was like WHAT? I can only imagine what crazy (yet epic) combinations you guys come up with thanks to leftovers from the weeks offerings! I wonder if tonight it will be a mud pie pesto sandwich!

    PS- Hi 5 to using saltine crackers over breadcrumbs!

    1. How did you know that last night’s dinner involved mud pie pesto? But you missed a key element there, Arman…it was mud pie pesto TACOS! 🙂

  2. These taco burgers are making my mouth water (despite that it’s 9 in the morning and nowhere near dinnertime!)! We don’t eat nearly enough tacos or taco-inspired foods in our household, and I’m not quite sure why, but I’m definitely pinning this recipe for future use!

    1. You know what’s funny? We don’t set out to make tacos very often at all, but we end up having all sorts of crazy leftovers that find their way into tacos. A little bit of grilled chicken left along with some cilantro from another recipe? Taco night! Thank you so much for commenting…hopping over to your site now! 🙂

    1. Wow! I would love to say that I posted a burger on purpose for National Burger Day…but that was sheer luck. Haha! Heck, every day (in the summer, at least) is Burger Day around our house. 🙂

  3. For a second there I thought Mrs. Spiced was gonna take on Food Blogging too and leave the world of metals behind … and y’all were gonna move back south and become my neighbors! Y’all wouldn’t have a leftovers issue then! 😉
    Loving the cumin/paprika/cayenne action in these burgers! Those are some of my favorite spices – I used them last night in some turkey burgers, but used chopped spinach instead of saltine crackers/breadcrumbs and got THE LOOK from Lil Shashi when I served her burgers with green stuff IN them…ahhh the joys of parenting!!

    1. Oh man, wouldn’t that be nice, Shashi! Laura’s posts would be so very different than mine, but they would still be delicious. Can you imagine how much food we’d have around with 2 food bloggers in the family?? I’ve never thought about putting spinach in burgers…what a clever idea! I bet they looked (and tasted) awesome…even if Lil Shashi gave you the look for them. Haha!

  4. What a creative burger, David! I’m sure it was to die for and right on time for International Hamburger Day! Also, funny thing that you’re the food blogger but your wife cooks dinner. I wish my husband would cook dinner… All he knows how to do is grilled cheese! lol

    1. Hey, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a good grilled cheese, Olivia! All that melty deliciousness! 🙂 Hmmm…now I need to find out when National Grilled Cheese Day is…haha.

    1. Hey, that minced beef taco isn’t all that far from a taco burger, ChiChi! I think anything can be turned into burgers…plus, it’s an excuse to get outside and fire up the grill! 🙂

  5. I’m huge fan of Southwest food. Love these twisted tacos! You know, my husband comes from office and gets to eat all leftovers, I cook, all day for blog!! 🙂 Lol! I think foodies can’t stay way from kitchen!

    1. We are totally the same way around here, Savita! My wife comes in from work, and there is no telling what sort of leftovers will be sitting on the counter that day. I enjoy the computer side of food blogging (and meeting awesome new people), but being in the kitchen is the best part of our job! 🙂

    1. Yes!! Everything is better when it’s in taco form…unless it’s a burger pretending to be a taco. That’s just pretty much the best thing ever! 🙂

  6. Hi David! You are speaking to my stomach – tacos, burgers and beer! We make our own salsa and corn relish which would be perfect here! I find commercial buns so inferior that if I don’t make buns, I will use either toasted English muffins or whole wheat sandwich thins (which your buns on these look like). Here’s to warm summer evenings, good food and cold beer! 🙂

    1. I did indeed use sandwich thins for these burgers. I like to mix up the burger buns to keep life interesting! And I couldn’t agree with you more. I absolutely love making my own buns (and all bread in general), but sometimes I just have to cheat for the sake of time. Either way, here’s to good food and cold beer! What else could we ask for? 🙂

    1. Haha…grilling troll is definitely out from under his bridge these days! It’s been awesome getting outside and working up some fun grilling recipes.

    1. Heck yeah to tacos and burgers…grilling season is in full effect out here on the East coast! And I used sandwich thins for these buns. Glad you liked ’em! 🙂

  7. You can never go wrong with the flavors of tex mex taco deliciousness in any form, especially a burger! These look delish! Love the corn, salsa and avocado addition… keepin’ it taco true in the taste department. 🙂 clever! ♡

    1. Heck yeah, Cheyanne! I’m all about tacos, and I absolutely love grilling…so combining the two was a fun adventure. I hope you had an awesome weekend! 🙂

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