Mexican Burgers

Juicy beef Mexican burgers served with homemade, creamy guacamole and fresh pico de gallo is the ultimate weekend treat and perfect for serving a crowd.

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 1 kg beef mince
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp Shemin’s Mexican Spice Blend (or to taste)
  • 4-6 fresh hamburger buns
  • 4-6 slices of cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Guacamole:

  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Pico de gallo:

  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 large red onion peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli finely chopped (remove the seeds if you don’t like it hot)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method

For the burgers:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Heat a large frying pan and add some oil.
  2. Fry a small amount of the burger mixture to check the seasoning. Adjust if necessary.
  3. Form the mince mixture into burgers and fry for around 4 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. When you’ve flipped the burger the first time, place a slice of cheese on the patty and allow to melt while the patty is cooking.
  4. Serve on a fresh bread roll with home-made salsa and guacamole.

 

For the Guacamole:

  1. Remove the avocado flesh from the skin and mash with the lemon juice, salt & pepper.
  2. Set aside until you’re ready to use it.

 

For the Pico de Gallo:

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix through.
  2. Set aside until you’re ready to use it.

Tip:

  1. For a little bit more spice, add some Shemin’s Cayenne Chilli Powder to the burger mix. Around half a teaspoon.
Serves 4-6

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