Zucchini-Salsa Burgers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This zippy Mexican burger is made healthier with added zucchini. Your family is going to love this unique burger with it’s crowd-pleasing salsa sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, zucchini, salsa, onion, chili powder, and cumin. Shape into 4 patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Make sauce by combining mayo, salsa, mustard, chili powder, and cumin in a small bowl.
  3. Cook burgers on a gas grill (oiled) or George Foreman Grill until done to your liking, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Toast buns, if desired.
  5. Spread bottom bun with sauce, top with burger, cheese, and toppings of your choice. Spread more sauce on top bun and put on burger. Serve with dill pickles and french fries or potato chips.
Most Helpful

Made for Dining on a $ Contest 2011. Mike and I really enjoyed these burgers. I did NOT tell him that zukes were involved as he is tired of the green monster. lol What a great way to stretch the beef in this recipe! Who knew a "mexican" burger had so much flavor. We did like the sauce but next time I will reduce the may amount as we had more than enough to go around plus some and perhaps the other flavors will pop a bit more. This is one fine burger and we will definitley make tis again as I have zukes coming out the seams in the garden and freezer. Thank you and good luck chef. edited to re-add in the stars thatdropped off

Chef1MOM-Connie September 27, 2011

I made these as directed with 85% lean ground beef, fine bread crumbs, dark chili powder and garlic salt. They crumbled on my Foreman grill and I had to melt Swiss cheese over them to try and hold them together. My Hubby and I both thought they tasted more like meatloaf than hamburgers and there were way too many bread crumbs. The sauce made a lot and had too much Mayo for my taste.

Engrossed August 17, 2011

Great recipe...!!!. My husband just love burgers and this was a hit. He also liked the sauce with the combination of mayo, salsa, mustard and the spices. We grilled the burger patties in a George Foreman grill for about 10 minutes each side until well-done, and served with baked sweet potato fries. Thanks for this good recipe Chef, and good luck in the contest.

pink cook August 16, 2011