Filed Under: Food, mexican burger, tex-mex

Nacho Burger

Bring a little Tex-Mex to your barbecue with these beef burgers, made with salsa and crushed nacho chips—a perfect marriage of flavours and textures.

June 17th, 2014

Canadian Family

"This recipe is a big hit with our crew! We also like that it is a recipe we can prepare together with the kids." Tasha H., mom of Hannah, 6, Leo, 3 and two-month old Bailey, Lloydminster
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
  • 1-1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chunky salsa
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 6 buns, split and toasted
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 6 tbsp store-bought guacamole
  • Bibb lettuce
  1. Gently combine ground beef with salsa, cilantro, spices and tortilla chips. Form the beef mixture into 6 patties and brush with vegetable oil. Cover and chill 30 minutes or until ready to grill.

  2. Preheat barbeque to medium-high heat (375–450ºF).

  3. Place patties on greased barbecue and grill, keeping lid closed, for 4–5 minutes. Flip patties and grill another 4–5 minutes, until lightly charred and firm to the touch. Place a patty in each split bun, and garnish with a slice of cheese, 1 tablespoon guacamole and a piece of lettuce.

Nutrients Per Serving

573 calories, 27 g fat, 151 mg calcium, 648 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 33 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; source of fibre, vitamin C and calcium.

Nacho Burger
Photography by Ryan Szulc