Recipe by Halcyon Eve
I saw Bergy had a recipe for Carne Asada Burgers, and while they weren't quite what I wanted, they inspired me to make up my own. We thought they were delicious! I am very much a cheeseburger person, but I didn't miss the cheese at all. In fact, I think it would not be as good with cheese as it was without it, except maybe pepper jack. Prep time includes marinading time.
Top Review by sugarpea
Very, very filling burgers loaded with tangy, chile-hot flavor. I made them with ground turkey and pan-fried them as I didn't think they'd hold up to grilling. I can only imagine how outstanding they'd be with grilled beef.
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice, plus
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 2 dashes cumin
- 2 dashes garlic powder
- 4 lean frozen beef burger patties, thawed
- 2 bunches green onions, trimmed to about 3-4-inch long
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup thick salsa (I used Pace Chipotle Thick & Chunky Salsa)
- 1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 buns
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine 1/4 c lime juice, 1/4 c olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder in a large ziplock bag. Add beef patties in a single layer and lay flat to marinade. Marinade 1-2 hours, turning to marinade both sides evenly.
- Combine 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder in a small ziplock bag. Add green onions; marinade 1-2 hours, shaking now and then.
- Combine salsa and mayonnaise and mix well; refrigerate sauce until needed.
- Grill beef patties over gas or coals until cooked to desired doneness (about 12-15 minutes for 1/2 inch patties over hot coals for medium-well).
- Grill green onions for a couple of minutes, until cooked and just charred around the edges. Toast buns if desired.
- Assemble burgers by spreading salsa sauce on buns, topping with beef patties, grilled green onions, and avocado slices.