flame broiled

As the weather gets warmer, I find myself wanting to grill food for every meal.  Besides not being the most practical, this used to be impossible due to the fact that we didn’t have a grill.  All that changed recently!  We now have the   O Grill (post about it coming soon) and it’s amazing!

I had planned to make burgers a few weeks ago but was in the mood to do something a little different than the standard burger…cue googling of ‘interesting burger recipes’.  That wasn’t too helpful.  I decided I was in the mood for something spicy, or maybe wanted an excuse to eat guacamole, and went with that.  I came up with a Mexican burger recipe inspired by this one from Kitchen of a Runner.

the ingredients- keep it simple

  • 1 lb Trader Joe’s 90/10 ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • little less than 1/4 c. diced purple onion
  • little less than 1/4 c. dice hot jalapeno slices
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

ready to mix together and make some patties!

I mixed it all up, we threw it on the grill, and they were done not too much later.  I also sliced up 2 small sweet potatoes and tossed them with olive oil, large shake of cinnamon, large shake of chili powder, small shake of paprika, small shake of sea salt.   There was roasted broccoli from the oven, too.  The burgers got topped with a large dollop of guacamole and a side of salsa, as any good Mexican food should.

ready to eatIt was scrumptious!  The burgers had a perfect amount of spice.  This recipe will definitely be repeating itself this spring and summer.

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