This is one amazing burger, a cheeseburger and a quesadilla in one. Juicy burger in between two cheese-covered, crispy flour tortillas topped with corn, tomatoes, fresh jalapeno peppers, avocado and chipotle mayo.
I was totally moaning the entire time I was eating this messy, juicy, oh-so-delicious burger!
Yes, it is that good! Zesty and loaded with fresh veggies. The best part is the cheesy, crunchy tortilla “bun.”
I really wanted to have a burger night last week and I had a hard time deciding on the one to make. Actually, the hard time was caused by way too many ideas in my head rather than not being able to decide. Since I had some gorgeous ripe avocados to use up, I wanted to make a burger with avocados. Since I was adding those, why not go all the way and add jalapenos and corn and Mexican cheese, right? Well, I just took it all the way and made it a Mexican themed burger that’s a hybrid with quesadilla.
- 1 lb ground beef
- ¼ medium yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, grated or pressed
- 2 Tbsp minced cilantro
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp chipotle chili powder
- 4 small flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese mix
- ¼ cup canned corn, drained
- 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 medium tomato
- ½ avocado
- Chipotle Mayo:
- 2 Tbsp mayo
- ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
- Dash of paprika
- Combine ingredients for the burger in a medium mixing bowl and mix very well, until all ingredients are incorporated throughout.
- Preheat skillet over medium heat and add a little bit of vegetable oil.
- Form two burger patties and try to get them wide so they fit on the tortillas. (Remember that beef will shrink as it cooks.)
- Cook on both sides util burgers reach desired temperature. (Prepare your toppings while burgers are cooking.) Take out the patties and set aside.
- Drain burger juice out of the pan and add four flour tortillas. (Or do two at a time if they don't all fit in the pan. Prepare bottoms and then tops.) Divide cheese among all four tortillas, evenly. Cook over medium-high heat until tortillas are crispy and cheese is melted. Take off heat.
- Add corn to two of the tortillas. These are the bottoms.
- Take bottom tortillas and place them on the serving dishes. Place burgers on top and then top off with jalapeno peppers, tomato slices and avocado slices.
- Mix chipotle mayo in a small bowl and add it to either a squeeze bottle or a small zip-lock bag. Drizzle mayo mixture over the burger.
- Top off with the other tortillas.
- (It's easier to eat this awesome, juicy burger if you cut it in half.)
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