EAT | Taco Burgers

Mid-week meals: easy Taco Burgers (Click for the full recipe) |

When concocting new recipes, I have one of two creative methods:

1. Careful planning and research, followed by trial and error until the recipe is perfected.
2. Get a spur of the moment idea; mash ingredients together. Hope for the best.

This recipe is clearly the product of the latter process. Is it elegant? Not really. Does it taste mighty fine? Yes Sir-ee! I mean, just think about it. Everybody loves burgers. Everybody loves tacos. Burgers combined with tacos = maximum love! My logic is flawless!

These burgers are perfect for mid-week when you can’t be bothered to make anything fancy, but you also don’t want to have the same old boring meat and salad combo. You can, of course, go all out with this baby if you want to take it up a notch.  Add roasted capsicum or make your own salsa and seasonings. But for me, the best part of this burger is that it is quick, easy and a slightly different take on two old favourites.

Mid-week meals: easy Taco Burgers (Click for the full recipe) |

4 x Large Burger Buns
500g of beef mince
1 egg
1 cup of bread crumbs
A hand-full of plain corn chips
1 bunch of coriander*
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 packet of burrito seasoning
1/4 cup of milk
3 birds eye chili’s (optional)
Your choice of salad & toppings, we used:

Taco salsa, oak leaf or cos lettuce, tomato, red onion, grated cheese, avocado, lime, 4 large burger rolls

STEPS: (makes 4 burgers)

  1. Place the corn chips in a food processor and process until crumbs. Add in the washed coriander (and chili if you are using it) and process again until  finely chopped and mixed in. Stir in the bread crumbs.
  2. In a large bowl combine 500g of beef mince with 1 egg, ¼ cup of milk, the breadcrumb mixture and at least ¾ of each packet of seasoning (you can use the whole thing if you want) Trust me on this, the two different flavourings work brilliantly together, I never make tacos without both now!
  3. Mix with your hands until completely combined. If you find the mixture is too dry add it a splash of milk and mix again. Split into 4 large patties and place, covered in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the fridge and on a flat surface, flatten each patty with your hands until around 1 -2cm in thickness. Cook patties in  large frying pan over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally until cooked through.
  5. While these are cooking, slice the bread rolls in half and place under the grill until crisp and golden. Flip over and grill the other side. Keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  6. In a small bowl mash 1 avocado with a squeeze of lime juice, a handful of chopped coriander (optional) and season with salt and pepper. Slice the tomato and onion and set aside.
  7. To serve: smear ¼ of the avocado mix on the bottom bun of each burger. Top with meat, taco salsa, cheese, coriander, tomato, onion and lettuce.

* Please Note: I am a fiend for coriander so I like a LOT. If you’re not a fan you can reduce the amount or omit it completely.

Mid-week meals: easy Taco Burgers (Click for the full recipe) |

Mid-week meals: easy Taco Burgers (Click for the full recipe) |

Mid-week meals: easy Taco Burgers (Click for the full recipe) |

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    June 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm Reply

    DUDE. You are the gif master. This burger is crazy in a way that I am very much into. I want it for my face.

    • Dani

      June 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

      hahaha! I am determined to perfect the art of gif making!

  • Shell

    June 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Whaaaat?! I hope you gave yourself a pat on the back when this idea came to you…

    • Dani

      June 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply

      It was more a case of ‘I want tacos but I can’t be bothered to go and buy the shells’ hahahaha!

  • chelsea jacobs

    June 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm Reply

    YUM! Such a great idea!

  • Aiza

    July 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with a blog this fast. Ever.
    You do inspire.

    • Dani

      July 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm Reply

      That is quite possibly the loveliest comment I have ever received! Thanks Aiza! :) :) :)

What say you?