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Baja Burgers

Baja Burgers are bursting with flavor! An all beef patty combined with green chiles, spices and then topped off with a slice of cheese, avocado and cilantro.

This post is part of a kick-butt burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore but these baja burgers are my own creation. Don’t worry, I’ll share.

Summertime in the Midwest means grilling season and that’s why you need this burger. Yes, indeed!

What are baja burgers?

This is no ordinary burger. Let me tell you a little bit about this meaty burger creation…

The Baja Burger starts with beef, specifically beef from our garage freezer that is my meal planning salvation. Every year we load it up with local beef and we are set!

To the beef, we’re gonna add a few spices – cilantro and chili powder – and some green chiles for just a hint of heat without overpowering the meaty goodness.

Now is a good time to wash your hands (obviously) and roll up your sleeves. You’re gonna do some quick mixing of the beef and other ingredients, just enough to distribute evenly throughout.

Then shape the beef into four patties of equal size.

ground beef on a grill with spices and cilantro

Tip: make the patties slightly larger than you want the finished burgers. They’ll shrink in size as they cook on the grill.

Now would be a good time for me to mention the awesome giveaway we’ve got going on…

A huge thanks to the #BurgerMonth sponsors for the Ultimate Burger Grilling Giveaway:  Cabot Cheese, Char-Griller Grills, Crow Canyon Home, Porter Road, Melissas Produce, Red Duck, Spiceology, &  Western BBQ

Okay, now that our baja burgers are cooked to perfection, we’re gonna add a slice of cheddar for the melty cheese factor. It’s like a warm melty blanket for the burger.

Some avocado slices go on top for a bit of creaminess and then we top this glorious creation with a bun that’s been toasted on the grill.

baja burgers are grilled beef on a brioche bun topped with cheddar cheese and avocado

See those grill marks? I’m a proud grilling girl!

baja burgers are beef on a brioche bun topped with cheddar cheese and avocado

Mmmmm, so much goodness here!

Grab the recipe below, then show your Baja Burgers some love by saving this easy recipe to Pinterest!

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Yield: 4 burgers

Baja Burgers

Baja Burgers

This Baja burger is bursting with flavor! An all beef patty combined with green chiles, spices and then topped off with a slice of cheese, avocado and cilantro. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 4 oz can green chilis
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 brioche buns (or buns of choice)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, green chilis and spices. Using clean hands, lightly mix to combine. 
  2. Shape into four patties.
  3. Cook in a skillet or on the grill over medium heat until cooked to your liking.
  4. Top with cheese and avocado and serve on buns. Add jalapeños if you like extra heat!

Notes

If you want to step up your game, throw the buns on the grill for 60 seconds. They’ll toast up in no time and add a special element to your burger!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Elena

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Cheese and avocado on a burger is my soul food in my pyjamas days...some gorgonzola, too?!

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 17th of September 2020

That sounds amazing!!

Sue Lau

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

Avocado on everything but a burger? Amazing.

Eileen Kelly

Thursday 16th of May 2019

I love the burger! The flavors in the baja burger are perfect and then topping with cheese and avocado! Yum!

Christie

Saturday 11th of May 2019

I'd swap green onions for the cilantro, but everything else sound absolutely fabulous!! Topped with delicious cheese and those creamy avocados makes it over the top yummy!

Aaron

Saturday 11th of May 2019

These Baja Burgers look amazing! I love that you grind your own local meat for them!

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