Baja Burger

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Inc. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Ok, I know I have made you a TON of burgers this year but bear with me because I’m back at it! This burger is made with a lot of jalapenos so it is a bit on the spicy side BUT I know all you readers are a fan of the heat. Am I right?

It’s funny, as a kid I was petrified of eating something that was spicy. My dad was a crazy spice addict who would add heat any chance he got. My stepmom would get so mad because she would turn her back and he would turn basic chili into “OMG my mouth is burning it will never not burn for the rest of my life” chili. Needless to say, I grew up in fear of taking a bite of something that was either going to be mild or WAY too hot for me to handle. Now I’m an adult and I’m all “BRING ON THE HEAT” and I try to squeeze it in anywhere I can. Thank goodness I’m married to a man who also loves the heat!

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

Now, this burger does pack some spice but it’s not so hot you’ll be reaching for a jug of milk. It uses seeded fresh jalapenos in the patty and then it’s topped with your desired amount of pickled jalapenos. SOOOOOO it’s really a pick your own spice adventure type of burger. I also threw in some crunchy fried onions, salsa, avocado and cilantro. BUT of course a burger wouldn’t be complete without melty goodness and that’s why these babies are loaded with Land O Lakes® Deli American – which I know you’ll LOVE! I know my husband went crazy over it because not only was the burger cheesy but I had leftover deli American so he could snack while I cooked. This man of mine is 100% down with anything that involves meat and cheese.

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

So, now it’s time to get into the kitchen and get to cooking OR grilling! This Baja burger needs to be made RIGHT NOW! Your whole family will go crazy over it and I assure you will be the new burger of the season.

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

Looking for more delicious burger recipes? Try my chicken tandoori burger, bbq pineapple burger, kimchi burger, open face bbq chicken burger with peach corn salsa, cheesy salsa burger, chicken souvlaki burgers, spiced lamb burgers, Thai chicken burgers or my chorizo beef burger with crispy onion straws.

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Baja Burger

This Baja burger is packed full of fresh summer flavor. The burger patty is studded with fresh jalapeno, lime zest and tons of spices and then it’s topped with melty cheese, salsa, pickled jalapenos, crispy fried onions, avocado and cilantro. You’re gonna love this burger!

Yield: 4 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 lime, zested
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American
  • 4 buns, toasted
  • 8 tablespoons salsa
  • Avocado, thinly sliced for topping
  • Pickled jalapenos, for topping to taste
  • Fried onions, for topping to taste
  • Cilantro, for topping

Directions:

In a bowl add ground beef, jalapenos, lime zest, minced cilantro, smoked paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix together until combined and form into 4 equal sized hamburger patties.

Grill or cook in a pan until you reached your desired doneness, top each burger with 2 slices of cheese and quickly melt by either closing the grill or putting a lid on your pan if you cooked it on the stove.

Open your buns and add 1 tablespoons salsa to the top and bottom of each bun. Top with burger patty and desired amount of avocado slices, pickled jalapenos, fried onions and cilantro.

10 Responses to “Baja Burger”

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    Liz — July 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    It’s definitely burger season and your spiced up, piled high with amazing toppings twist is irresistible!!!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — July 8, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I am in love with the double jalapenos in this! You are right I love the heat. 🙂 Pinning!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — July 8, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I had a couple of bad experiences as a kid with spicy foods too. It’s funny how things turn around and as an adult we get all crazy for spice. I am loving everything about this burger. I see myself chowing down on this at least four or five times this summer.

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    The Food Hunter — July 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Now this is a burger I can sink my teeth into!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — July 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I say bring on the heat! This looks amazing, love all of those goodies piled between the bun.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Fried onions, cilantro and jalapenos? Bring on the big, bold tastes. I love how this burger looks!!!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — July 10, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I love heat too! I love hot sauce on my fries…that’s my kind of love haha But mmmm this burger!! I NEED IT! I love cooking burgers in the summer and this one has got to happen!

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    Catherine — July 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Dear Brandy, my mouth is watering. What absolutely fantastic burger. The spicier the better in my opinion! Would love this anytime. xo, Catherine

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — July 11, 2016 at 7:14 am

    We’re sisters in spice 🙂 OMG — looks great. I always pile my burgers high with spicy toppings (especially when we’re at burger joints like Elevation Burger). Love the combination of flavors and textures here …

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    Sharry Shori — August 31, 2016 at 2:20 am

    I tried it actually yesterday and been reading this article last week. I make sure I made a test before I commented.,
    What I can say is I love my own recipe though it came from you. The beef is juicy…better than burger king…

    I would suggest to add melted cheese on the beef to add juiciness and flavor rather than adding cheese on the bun…

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