Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cheesy Stuffed Tex Mex Burgers

These stuffed Tex Mex burgers are a snap to cook on the grill, full of Southwestern flavors and a scrumptious cheesy surprise packed inside! Fire up the grill for an easy dinner tonight!
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Burgers are so summery and so simple. I love creating gourmet burgers to surprise my friends with. 

Having lived in Arizona for 18 years the love of southwestern flavors has crept into every facet of my cooking. It is no wonder my daughter loves Mexican food, but it snubs my beloved Italian cuisine.

So, I imagine it was only a matter of time before it overtook my grill too. Every time we grill, there seems to be some southwestern flavor on the menu. 

Whether it's seasoned grilled potato wedges, spicy smoked corn on the cob, or grilled margarita chicken, we seem to always have something smoky, spicy or Tex-Mex on the grill. These cheese stuffed burgers are no exception. 

Cheese Stuffed Tex Mex Burgers


Truly the epitome of a southwestern burger, the patty is seasoned and loaded with a mixture of Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses, topped with your favorite salsa and served on a toasted bun. This is a gourmet burger unlike anything you have eaten before.

These simple Tex Mex burgers go from prep to plate in less than 30 minutes and will be the star of your get-togethers this summer.




Enjoy!

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Yield: 4

Cheesy Stuffed Tex Mex Burgers

These stuffed Tex Mex burgers are a snap to cook on the grill, full of Southwestern flavors and a scrumptious cheesy surprise packed inside!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 
  • 8 ounces Colby Jack Cheese, shredded 
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 large hamburger buns 

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine taco seasoning and beef. Mix gently just until combined. 
  2. Form mixture into 8 (1/4" thick) patties. Set aside one cup of cheese for topping. Scoop 2 ounces of the remaining cheese in the center of one patty place a second patty on top. Press the two together and crimp the edges with your fingertips sealing it so the cheese does not leak out. Repeat until all burgers are prepared. 

  3. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burgers to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks. 
  4. Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 5 minutes), turning once (cook for 4 minutes on the other side for medium). Avoid pressing with a spatula, you don't want the juice or cheese to escape! 
  5. Carefully add 1 tablespoon of cheese to the top of each burger for the last minute of cooking. Set burger aside and allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting. 
  6. Place buns on grill (inside down) for about 1 minute, until they are golden. Remove buns and place 1 tablespoon remaining cheese on top of each bottom bun, then add burger, ¼ cup salsa and top bun.
  7. Serve and enjoy! 


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