Are you ready for summer?
Summer means lots of burgers with all that grilling! Sometimes though a plain ol’ burger just isn’t any fun! Am I right?
All of which are super tasty, but we decided to try another style this past week.
First though let me go on my tangent…anyone wonder why it is more acceptable to put relish on a hot dog but not on a hamburger?
Typically pickles always go on a hamburger right? Lately though I’ve decided relish makes much more sense because it can spread on it just like ketchup, mustard, or mayo. The pickles always fall of and in my opinion…my pickle loving opinion if you are going to have something with pickles on the burger they need to stay on!
I’m sure you all feel you have some valuable information right there…don’t you? Now, you all will go try relish on your burgers then you’ll agree…it just makes more sense!
I’ll stick to eating my pickles straight out of the jar.
Okay back to the program, moving on from pickles!
My husband and I decided to transform our boring burger into a delicious taco burger by adding some Restaurant Style Salsa to it!
We added lots of taco seasoning to the patty to give it some zest then topped it with cheese, rice, and salsa! This all on a bun or wrapped in lettuce makes the perfect burger!
- 2 Pound Ground Beef
- 1 Package Taco Seasoning
- 1 Can Black Beans, Drained
- 1 4oz Can Green Chilies
- 1 Cup Cooked Rice
- Salsa (see link for homemade salsa)
- Cheese (optional)
- Egg (optional)
- Hamburger Buns
In a large bowl combine the ground beef, taco seasoning, black beans, and chilies. Mix this well and form patties. Typically this will make 8 patties.
If you tend to have trouble with the patties staying together on the grill add a beaten egg to the mix to help them stick together.
Add cheese to the patties too if you prefer.
Once you have the 8 patties made, place them on the grill at medium heat and cook until your preference. We like to have ours up to 160* and close to well done.
When you are ready to serve, top your bun with the hamburger, rice, and drizzle with salsa.
Happy Hamburger Eating!
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