Mexican Burger

Mexican Burger

I know what you might be thinking,“really Erica, a burger again”? But trust me, this is good! Here is the little burger I made myself for lunch about two months ago using the delicious flavors of Mexico: a beef patty topped with tomato, guacamole, refried beans, queso fresco, and red onions.

It was absolutely fantastic and I suggest that you make this Mexican burger on Labor Day, or any day, and wash it down with a cold Margarita!

Happy Labor Day everyone!



(4 burgers)

    Beef patties

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Guacamole
  • Queso fresco
  • 4 tomato slices slices
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion slices
  • For the Refried beans

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) pinto beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup water


  1. To make the beans:
Heat the oil in a sauce pan and saute the onions for about 5 minutes or until translucent, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Add the beans, water, ground cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often with a wooden spoon.
  3. Mash the beans using a potato masher and stir well. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the ground beef, garlic, scallions, onion, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for about 1 hour. Form 4 patties.
  5. Heat a grill or sauté pan and cook the hamburgers for 5 minutes on each side until done. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Serve burgers with lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes, red onions, refried beans and queso fresco.
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  1. says

    You nailed this one Erica!!!!!!!!!!!! What a perfect combination of flavors. I can imagine biting through every delicious layer of this burger.

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