Tuesday, 7 May 2013

[Burger recipe] Build Your Own Tex-Mex Burgers

I have a new found love. A love for all things round and patty shape. The best thing is that you can make them out of almost any meat and vegetables and pulses too! (Watch this space for a spicy bean burger recipe soon...)

My love for burgers started with an attemp to make a healthier option out of turkey mince. It's now one of our go to recipes in the summer months. The inspiration behind these burgers however was a little different.

Mr KG and I have lots of couple friends (or friends in couples), most of which have begun moving in together and luckily for us inviting us round for dinner. This weekend we're returning the favour.

I wanted to cook something classic, that everyone loves, but also offered the chance for each individual to customise their meal. Many people these days have specific dietary requirements. Out of just the four of us one is lactose intolerant, one is vegetarian and one doesn't eat onions. So, I came up with a simple yet tasty burger which everyone could eat!

Alongside a basket of sesame buns and juicy beef burgers we served the following:
  • Sliced beef tomato
  • Sliced green jalapeños 
  • Cajun mayonnaise (2 heaped tbsp mayonnaise mixed with 1 tsp paprika and 1 tsp cayenne pepper)
  • BBQ sauce (Jack Daniels)
  • Gherkins
  • Lettuce 
  • Mexican spiced cheese slices
  • Monetary jack cheese slices
By giving our guests lots of options they could build their own Tex-Mex Burger! 


All in all the burgers went down really well. It was interesting seeing the different tactics for loading them high!

This would work really well for a BBQ. There's minimal prep with just a little slicing and stirring - even the burgers themselves take minutes to make and shape - then your guests can serve themselves! You'll never have to worry about catering for everyone's likes and dislikes again! 

Do you make your own burgers at home? What flavours do you like to experiment with?

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