Taco Burger Recipe

David Dial | Spiced Blog

Taco Burger just took your barbecue to the next level. A burger with a taco twist!

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We eat a lot of tacos in our house. In fact, it’s kind of a running joke. Not sure what to have for dinner? Then it’s a taco night! My wife cooks dinner almost every night of the week, and she makes a mean taco. I’ve tried to mimic her taco-making abilities when she goes out of town… but I fail. It’s never the same. But wait. Hold up a second. I’m the food blogger, but my wife makes dinner every night? Yup, you read that right.

Taco Burger Picture

As a food blogger, I spend my days in the kitchen cooking and taking photos of the various recipes that show up on Spiced. But that means that by the time my wife gets home, we have a fridge full of various leftovers. I’m talking a little bit of spinach artichoke tart or a couple triple cheddar bacon sliders. Sometimes, I’m able to time it perfectly so that the photos are taken and we have a hot meal waiting as she walks in the door. But more often than not, we’re left cobbling dinner together out of various leftovers. And that’s where my wife’s awesome taco-making abilities come in handy! Spinach artichoke tacos, anyone?

Taco Burger Image

Now that the long winter is over, I’m finally back in my element standing in front of the grill in the back yard. Warmer weather means it’s time for dinners outside on the deck. It’s time for delicious burgers!

Instead of asking my wife to work her magic and create amazing tacos, I decided to give these burgers a taco twist. I added some classic taco meat seasonings into the burgers, and then topped these bad boys with some corn and salsa. The avocado skewered through the top is a fun finishing touch!

So here’s to a long summer of warm weather, cold beers and delicious burgers on the back porch! 

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Taco Burger Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Burgers:
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 clove Garlic, Diced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs, Or finely crumbled saltine crackers
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • pinch of Ground Cayenne Pepper
For the Toppings:
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Corn, Thawed
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • 1 Avocado, Sliced


Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
In a medium bowl, combine all of the Burger ingredients (ground beef, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper). Mix until well combined.
Shape mixture into 4 patties. (Tip: Make the patties slightly thinner in the center. This will give the burger a better shape once grilled.)
Grill burgers on medium-high heat until fully cooked, flipping once after 4-5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the corn and salsa. Stir until well combined.
Assemble the burgers with pepper jack cheese, corn salsa, pickled jalapenos and sliced avocado.


Cooking Method:
Tex Mex
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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 234
Calories 576

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 779mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 37g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
David Dial

About David

David is bringing up the guy quotient here on Food Fanatic, representing all things Grilling in a big way. On his own site, Spiced, David covers every kind of culinary adventure.

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