These patties have salsa mixed into them before they are coated in tortilla chips. They are great with or without a bun. I found a tasty fresh tomatillo salsa at a local store to make these with.
1 lb Ground Beef
1/4 Cup & 2 Tablespoons Tomatillo Salsa
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Cups Tortilla Chips, crushed
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 Avocado, chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Combine the beef, 1/4 Cup salsa, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties and coat in the crushed tortilla chips.
Cook the patties in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook to desired doneness, flipping once during cooking.
While the patties are cooking, prepare the topping by combining the tomatoes, avocado, olive oil and remaining salsa. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the patties with the avocado salsa on top.
Yield: 4 Servings
-Recipe from Rachael Ray Magazine-
Here in New Mexico you can find fire roasted green chilies everywhere. You can only buy a giant bag of them, so I need to figure out what else to do with them. This burger was amazing! If you don’t live somewhere with an endless supply of these, you can just roast your chile peppers under the broiler until blackened.
1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
4 Roasted Green Chiles, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Pepper
2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Onion, thinly sliced
4 Slices Colby Jack Cheese
4 Hamburger Buns
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, chopped chiles, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four patties.
Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, flipping once. Cook to your desired doneness.
While the burgers are cooking, heat 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions until soft and browned.
Serve the burgers topped with a slice of cheese and sauteed onions.
Yield: 4 Servings
This is inspired from a burger I had recently at a place called Blu Burger Grille. It was so good that I had to recreate it at home. The Gorgonzola cheese adds a very unique flavor to the burger. This recipe makes two burgers.
2-4 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 lb ground beef
Salt & pepper
¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese
4 thick cut slices of bacon
2 onion buns
Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, stirring often until caramelized. Add more olive oil if the pan is getting dry. You may need to turn the heat down slightly as the onions cook so they don’t burn.
Mix the ground beef with salt and lots of black pepper. Form into two patties. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked to your liking.
Toast the buns under the broiler.
Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on each bun bottom, top with the cheese, onions, bacon and bun top.