I'm going to be totally straight up with you.
I seriously dropped the ball on posting all these delicious burger recipes. Like bad dropped.
Also - I've kind of been hoarding them because I kind of didn't REALLY want to share because I wanted to keep them all to myself.
Like a bag of jelly beans.
But not really like jelly beans.
So today - today I am sharing with you my FAVORITE burger of the summer. The Texican.
Damn. Damn these burgers are DELICIOUS!!!!
And simply straight forward.
First. A bun. Use this recipe.
Next - refried beans. As much or as little as you want. I LOOOVE refried beans, so I put a fairly healthy "dollop" on the bottom bun. Before the burger patty.
Then. The meat. I personally like this method. I've made these burgers twice and once I tossed in a teaspoon of cumin (cause I love it!) into the beef before mixing it up and forming the patties. #worthit
And that's Monterey Jack cheese all gloriously melted on top. I just shred as much as I think we'll want and then put some on the patties while they're on the cue and then have extra. Cause extra cheese is always a must.
Then all of that happiness is topped with a pico de gallo and a chipotle mayo. I slightly modified the chipotle mayo from Shawnda's original recipe - because I'm lazy.
And then the top bun gets place on top and the whole thing just harmoniously comes together.
Look at that! I love burgers that you need to follow up with a fork. Tortilla chips would also make a welcome addition on the table. Also - make sure you have LOTS of paper towel.
Napkins just will not deal with the mess this burger will make. Paper towel are a must.
Yep. My favorite burger. Smoky chipotle, fresh pico, the burger, the refried beans, the perfect delicious bun that ties it all together.
I truly have no words.
Just make it.
You'll thank me - I can tell.
xoxo - Heather
Texican BurgerScaled for 4 servings
1 batch hamburger patties
1 batch hamburger buns
Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Pico de Gallo (recipe below)
Chipotle Mayo (recipe below)
Pico de Gallo
2 roma tomatoes, seed and chop
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (you can leave this out completely if you want)
Small handful of cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lime
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Set aside to allow the flavors to meld. (can be made a couple of hours in advance)
3/4 cup mayo
3/4 cup sour cream
2 - 3 canned chipotle peppers with 1 Tbsp sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend well.
- Refrigerate to allow flavors to meld.
Source: The Brewer and the Baker