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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tijuana Burger

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Take your taste buds South of the border with this Tijuana Burger! This summer, just in time for the 4th of July holiday, Best Foods [aka - Hellmann’s] is staging a “Burgervention,” putting an end to dry burgers across America. #burgervention #beef #Southwest #grilling

Take your taste buds South of the border with this Tijuana Burger! #burgervention #beef #grilling

I'm sure y'all have figured out by now that I really dig the flavors of the Southwest. I feel so blessed to live in Phoenix - obviously, I am surrounded by great Southwest/Mexican food! Seriously, it's Mexican foodie heaven! :) Since we're just getting into Summer and grilling season, I wanted to create a new burger for my family that was far from boring, and had lots of great Southwest flavor! 

I remember my mom using Best Foods mayonnaise (West of the Rockies ... Hellmann's East of the Rockies) in her burgers sometimes with other seasonings, and her burgers were always so moist and flavorful! They were the best ever juicy burger! You just mix the mayonnaise right into the ground beef before placing the patties on the grill, locking in flavor and moisture!  I wanted to incorporate that idea with this burger. It was a total success! The mildly spiced burger paired well with the pinto beans, guacamole and cabbage. I know, I know .... not your typical burger toppings - but I promise you, this is goooood!! I felt like I was eating a gourmet burger at some fancy restaurant! My family agreed that this Tijuana Burger had to go into our grilling rotation! 

4 easy steps to take your taste buds South of the border with this Tijuana Burger! #burgervention #beef #grilling

With 4 simple steps, you'll be on your way to a great burger experience ... 1) Mix 2) Shape 3) Grill 4) Eat .... Y'all are gonna love this Tijuana Burger!!

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Tijuana Burger
Printable recipe
Yield: 6 burgers

For the burger patties:
2 lb. (80/20) ground beef
½ cup Best Foods real mayonnaise
½ cup plain dry bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

For the sandwich:
1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans, rinsed
3 tbsp. prepared salsa
1 tbsp. chopped pickled jalapeño
½ tsp. ground cumin
Prepared Guacamole (click link to see my homemade version)
1½ cup shredded cabbage
6 cornmeal dusted hamburger buns (or your favorite hamburger bun!)

Preheat a gas grill over high heat or a charcoal grill until it glows bright orange and ashes over. 

While the grill preheats, place the pinto beans in a medium microwave safe bowl and mash slightly. Add the salsa, pickled jalapeño and cumin. Mix well. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Best Foods mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper until well mixed. Divide and shape the ground beef into 6 patties. Brush the burgers lightly with oil. 

Grill the burgers until browned and slightly charred on the first side (about 3-4 minutes). Flip the burgers over and continue to cook until desired doneness - about 4 minutes for medium rare, longer for a more done burger. 

Microwave the beans (covered but vented) on HIGH heat for 30-60 seconds or until heated through.

To assemble the burger, place the bean mixture on the cut side of the bottom bun. Top with a burger patty. Top with cabbage. On the cut side of the top bun, spread with guacamole. Replace the top bun over the cabbage. Serve!

Take your taste buds South of the border with this Tijuana Burger! #burgervention #beef #grilling

We served these Tijuana Burgers up with French Fries for the perfect Summer meal. You can make an easy Fry Sauce by mixing up 2 parts Best Foods mayonnaise with one part ketchup! It makes me hungry just thinking about it .... I know we'll be having this meal again soon!

Take your taste buds South of the border with this Tijuana Burger! #burgervention #beef #grilling

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  1. Goodness gracious those burgers look absolutely, 100%, A+ delicious! Thanks for sharing Jamie, hope you're doing well :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Looks amazing, Jamie ! I've seen Hellmann's in our stores but have never tried it - will pick up a bottle this week :-) {pinned and stumbled}

  3. Good idea to put the mayonnaise into the meat, i bet it became juicy and very delicious!
    End of tenancy cleaning Tooting

  4. Hi Jamie! This sounds like such a flavorful burger and love the idea of adding mayo to the ground beef! Thanks for sharing and pinning - have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. You got me again with this one!! Pinning!!



  6. that burger looks amazing!! Well done, my family would love this! pinned!

  7. My family loves Mexican burgers. We make one very similar, but we use a large flour tortilla in place of the bun. But any shape the flavors are a great combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  8. These burgers look absolutely amazing! I've never thought to add pinto beans to my burgers, but I'm going to have to start!! Southwest flavors are just some of the best!

  9. I love burgers! So tasty, quick to make, and can be gourmet even! Great pictures, will be trying this recipe!

  10. This is my kind of burger, I just love these flavors! Your place at our table is very special and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful food with all of us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This burger sounds so delicious. You are so lucky to be surround by great Mexican food. We are just starting to get some quality Mexican where I live outside of NYC. Pinned.

  12. Congratulations!
    Your awesome recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  13. This looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  14. Your making my mouth water, this burger looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas


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