I would hand down call myself a vegetable lover. They are most often my favorite part of the meal, but you can ask my husband…..I loooove a hamburger. It can’t just be any hamburger from any place, it has to be a good hamburger. Let me explain. I’m not talking about a mechanically pressed hamburger patty, a weird cold bun that’s gummy because it probably has dough conditioner in it, no, I’m not talking about a thin slice of unripe tomato, and a piece of wilted lettuce, nor am I talking a mystery meat topped with the weird cheese that comes out of the plastic wrapper. I’m talking about perfectly seasoned, good quality beef topped with great toppings, and a kick-butt bun. I don’t know if I know anywhere where I can get a hamburger as good as the one that comes out of my kitchen.
The inspiration for this burger comes from our favorite Mexican food cart. I love this place because of its the opposite of what you would get in a popular Mexican restaurant. They top their tacos with fresh cilantro and diced onion, with lime wedges on the side to squeeze on top. It’s so good!
I started craving that cilantro onion mix with lime so I began making it for lunch and eating it with tortillas. I started adding olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh jalapeno and it was amazing! We were grilling hamburgers one night and we were out of the traditional topping, so we grilled some onions, and I made that cilantro mix for a garnish. I looked over and saw Tim spooning it into his hamburger….brillant! I gave it a try and it was amazing! We agreed this is our new favorite hamburger! Grass-fed beef, a perfectly grilled bun, perfect toppings, and a whole lot of flavor!
Spicy Mexican Burger
- 1/2 large white or yellow onion
- Salt/ pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp coriander
Cilantro & Lime topping
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup chopped white onion
- 1 medium jalapeno chopped remove seeds for less heat
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Juice from a half of a lime
- Salt/ pepper to taste
- In a medium-size bowl mix all the ingredients for hamburgers.
- Patty out 5-7 hamburgers depending on the size, set aside.
- Heat a couple teaspoons of refined coconut oil in a skillet
- Slice onion in medium slices and pop out rings.
- Sauté onions with seasoning on medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Turn off heat and set aside.
- Chop and mix together ingredients for Cilantro and Lime topping, mix well and set aside.
- Butter buns or brush with olive oil and set aside.
- In a large skillet, or grill (I like to use an iron skillet), fry hamburgers on medium heat, flipping once when the meat is well browned.
- Remove hamburgers from skillet or grill when they are finished.
- Grill hamburger buns until crispy.
- Build your burger! Perfectly grilled buns, then place a hamburger, cheese, and cilantro lime topping!
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