Craving for a hamburger? Or craving for something more Mexican? Hmm.. Why not have both?
This delicious burger was the result from one of our weekend meals where we didn’t know what to eat. It’s always fun to get creative in the kitchen and come up with the most inventive dishes that might turn out bad, but at the same time could also turn out restaurant worthy. This burger turned out to be worth the gamble!
Spicy Mexican Nacho Burger
- 2 hamburger buns (*)
- 2 vegetarian burgers (we used the Bean Burgers from Boon®, but any burger you enjoy, vegetarian or meat, should do!)
- 2 slices of cheddar cheese
- 1 small jar of red salsa (**)
- 10 small pickled jalapenos
- a handful of nachos
- a few leaves of salad
- Avocado Mash:
- 1 avocado
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp of lemon zest
- salt + pepper to taste
We start with doing our preparations: slice the avocado and scoop out all the goodness in a bowl, peel and crush the garlic to a paste and grate some lemon zest and squeeze a little lemon juice.
Add the garlic, zest and lemon juice to the avocado and mash everything up, until everything is well blended and you have a nice texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. We add the lemon juice so the avocado does not oxidate and turn brown, it also gives a nice fresh taste to the avocado mash!
Slice your hamburger buns and toast the inside in a frying pan without any oil on medium heat.
Take out your toasted buns and add a 2 tbsp of oil to the pan, heat it up and start frying your burger patties. We used the bean burgers, so if you use these as well, make sure the outside is nice and crispy! If you decide to make the burger with meat patties, we have a nice schedule with cooking times here:
Rare: 3 mins on each side (core temperature 50°C / 120°F)
Medium rare: 4 mins on each side (core temperature 55°C / 130°F)
Medium: 5 mins on each side (core temperature 60°C / 140°F)
Medium well: 6 mins on each side (core temperature 65°C / 150°F)
Well done: 7 mins on each side (core temperature 70°C / 160°F)
While the burgers are frying, top your toasted burger buns with some salad and add some red salsa on top.
In the last minute of frying the burger patties, add a slice of cheddar cheese on top and let it melt.
When your burgers patties are done, add them on top of the salsa, add a nice big spoon of avocado mash, some nachos and top the burgers off with some nice hot jalapenos!
Serve with a wooden pricker through the top, believe me, you will need it to stick together this beaautiful spicy Mexican influenced delight!
* If you want to make your own burger buns, we have a great recipe to make your own green burger bun here!
** You can also make your own salsa, but we were working with ingredients we had in our pantry!