the Andrew Bailey

Cinco de Mayo Burgers

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (like Cholula or Tapatio)
  • sliced pepperjack cheese
  • hamburger buns
  • chipotle mayonnaise
  • lots of sliced jalapenos

Thoroughly mix ground beef with the taco seasoning and hot sauce in a large bowl. Form into 9 to 12 patties. Grill for 20 or so minutes, flipping once and applying cheese after 10 minutes. Take a bun, and add one layer of jalapenos. Apply mayonnaise, so that it flows into the gaps between and inside the jalapenos (so it won't squirt out when you eat it). Apply 1 cooked patty, and pile on as many jalapenos as you can stomach, and, if desired, add more hot sauce and mayo. Eat.

A pile of burger patties, and a finished burger on a bun, with ingredients behind.

I had an idea for this recipe over a year ago, but it took two or three iterations to get just right. When I did, it tasted exactly the way I wanted it. To me, this is what a southwestern burger should be, and I will be dissatisfied with other substitutes.

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