Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quesadilla Burgers

My husband and I tried these delicious burgers about a month ago and I forgot to write a post about this little cooking experiment. I had never heard of Quesadilla Burgers before but I found this burger recipe online and thought it would be fun to try something different from the traditional hamburger. Quesadilla burgers are grilled, topped with cheese, pico de gallo salsa and a delicious cilantro mayo sauce. The burger is then sandwiched between two lightly fried tortillas. These burgers are to die for and worth the work and preparation that does go into making them. If you are short on time you could buy pre made pico de gallo at the store. My favorite part is the cilantro mayonnaise that you slather on these burgers, as well as the pepper jack cheese that gives these burgers a kick! Give these burgers a try at your next BBQ! Enjoy!

Quesadilla Burgers

recipe and photo from blog chef.com
1 lb. Ground Hamburger
1 lb. Ground Pork
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. ketchup
1 teas. yellow mustard
1/2 teas. garlic powder
1/2 teas. onion powder
Italian Breadcrumbs
-Pico De Gallo-
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 jalepano peppers, seeded and chopped finely
2 T. green bell pepper,chopped
2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon lime juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

-Cilantro Mayo-
1 c. Mayonnaise
1T. Lime Juice
1 T. Honey
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 garlic clove , minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 teas. cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
-Additional Ingredients-
12 (6 inch) Flour tortillas
Shredded Lettuce
Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
1/2 lb. Bacon, cook and crumbled

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: To prepare Pico de Gallo salsa- In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno peppers, green pepper, and cilantro. Add lime juice, salt and pepper. Put into the refrigerator.
Step 2: To prepare Cilantro Mayo- In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, lime juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cumin, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, salt and pepper. Place into the refrigerator.
Step 3: In a large bowl combine hamburger, pork, egg, milk, ketchup, mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add breadcrumbs until the meat mixture no longer sticks to the bowl. Form into about 6” patties. With your finger make a depression in the middle of each burger. Grease and heat an outdoor or indoor grill and fry burgers until they are done. Within the last few minutes of cooking top with pepper jack cheese slices and grill until the cheese has melted. Remove from the grill.
Step 4: For each burger – In a small skillet, heat and lightly brown 2 flour tortillas. Assemble burgers by spreading some Cilantro mayo onto one side of the 2 flour tortillas. Lay out one flour tortillas and put lettuce and crumbled bacon on top, Add the burger on top of that, and add some Pico de Gallo on top of the burger. Place the other flour tortilla on top. Slice in half.


Ashlee, The Culinary Queen

1 comment:

  1. YUM! my mouth is watering! I love the idea of the quesadilla bun...the buns you would normally use are ginormous compared to the burger and all it's fixin's. I like to have a little more than just bread. These look delish!


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