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
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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!
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!!
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!
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For the burger patties
- 2 lb. (80/20) ground beef
- 1/2 cup Best Foods real mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 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
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- Prepared Guacamole (click link to see my homemade version)
- 1 1/2 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 810Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 793mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g
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Originally published on June 18, 2014. Updated on April 29, 2021.