Mexican Burger Recipe

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III has become the master of the grill in recent years when it comes to seasoning and crafting the perfect hamburgers. I must admit they are really a staple when friends come over, especially in the Summer months. It’s also the perfect meal to be able to tackle together, sinceIII can focus on the main dish and I can whip up some oven baked french fries and a side salad. 

However, every now and then we are up for mixing things up a little bit and Friday night was just the night to do so! Earlier, in the week I had run to Walmart to grab a few things (their Milk was on sale!) and I ran across Kraft’s mix of cheddar and pepper jack natural shredded cheese.

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Did yall know they made this combination? I’m honestly not sure if it’s new or new to me, but I was pretty excited and it sparked an idea for dressing up our normal cheeseburgers. This Friday we would be having a fiesta with some help from #CollectiveBias

To go along with the cheddar/pepper jack cheese blend, I also grabbed some taco meat seasoning, a can of tomatoes, an avocado, jalapenos, an onion, chipotle sauce, and Kraft’s Ranch Dressing.

First I whipped up this ranch/chipotle sauce and let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours. It is 3 parts ranch dressing to 1 part chipotle sauce….and folks, it has a kick so be ready! You can obviously add more ranch or more chipotle to make it to your liking.

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Here is the recipe for the Mexican cheeseburgers themselves!

Mexican Cheeseburgers
Yields 4
A "mexican" take on a classic favorite!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground beef (I prefer 15/85 when cooking burgers)
  2. 1 package of Taco seasoning
  3. 1 can of tomatoes
  4. Kraft Natural Shreds Cheddar/Pepper Jack Mix
  5. Onion
  6. Avocado
  7. Jalapenos
  8. Tortilla Chips
Instructions
  1. To prepare your meat, mix 1 package of Taco Seasoning, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, and 1 pound of ground beef together. Form patties.
  2. Grill hamburger patties at about 400 degrees, for 8 minutes per side.
  3. Allow to rest before serving.
  4. Top with Kraft Shreds Cheddar/Pepper Jack Mix, avocado slices, tomatoes, onions, crushed tortilla chips, and Chipotle Ranch Sauce and serve on a sesame seed bun!
Notes
  1. Depending on how pink/brown you like your meat cooking time might need to be adjusted....directions are for medium well (no pink).
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After seasoning the burgers,

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I prepared a little dressing station for the burgers with all Mexican toppings…

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III and I dressed our burgers a little bit differently; he prefers jalapenos where I’m not quite on board for that much of a kick! 

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I was able to freeze the other two patties, so they will be perfect to pull out for a quick supper in a few weeks! III and I really LOVED how these burgers turned out. It’s nice to put a new spin on an old recipe. 

While we are talking about new recipes, I also have discovered this new app called Blippar. Have you heard of it? It’s awesome. You can scan items, like Kraft Cheese products with your phone and a menu will pop up with other Kraft recipes for dressing up the great American cheeseburger (along with a cool way to  get your photo “taken” with Brad Paisley! Mud on the Tires might be one of my favorite country sounds of all time :o)  #SayCheeseburger

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So, how do you dress up your burgers? I’m always looking for new ideas for reinventing this classic!

 

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  1. One of my favorite ways to eat burgers, love these! Thanks for sharing! #client
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