Mexi-burgers

Mexi-burger with tomatoes and spicy banana peppers

Mexi-burger with tomatoes and spicy banana peppers

The kiddo ordered something called a Mexican burger off the menu at Denny’s a few years ago, and though I don’t make them often, they are super delicious and just as easy as making a “normal” burger, only instead of a bun, you serve them on soft tortilla wraps – I get the low-carb variety. As a side dish, I made faux Spanish rice – recipe here. Basically it’s a taco with a solid burger instead of crumbled meat – which makes it a little less messy to eat. They’re kind of fun!

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tblsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (or to taste) cayenne pepper
  •  – Or you can use a package of taco seasoning (I prefer salt-free Mrs. Dash)
  • shredded cheese (I like Sargento’s Mexican blend)
  • lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, etc (for toppings)
  1. Mix the meats and the seasonings well by hand. Form into patties 1/4-1/3 lb each, oblong ovals so they’ll fit down the middle of the tortilla wrap. Set aside a couple of hours to let the seasonings soak in.
  2. Fry or grill the patties until meat is cooked through.
  3. Place on warmed tortilla wraps and add your toppings.
  4. Eat like a taco and enjoy!

If this makes too many patties to eat right away, I individually wrap the raw patties to cook up real fast later.

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