Grilled Pico Burgers

Helene Mulvihill Recipe

By Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX

6 to 8
15 Min
20 Min

We have alot of fresh vegetables growing in our garden this year, and we're enjoying coming up with new ways to eat them. This was something we came up with after having leftover pico de gallo from fajitas the night before. We mixed the pico with the ground beef and it was very tasty, but the burgers were falling apart because the tomato chunks were too big and not sticking in the paties. But the flavor was all there so we gave it another try with a plan in mind, mince those veggies as small as possible. The results were fantastic, I can't even imagine why we didnt try this before now! plain burgers will never be enough in this house again!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
For those that like food with a Mexican flavor this one is for you!  The cilantro in the burger was a great addition. These burgers were not for the faint of heart but the sour cream and the avocado did tone the temp down. These would be great for a tailgate!


1/4 c
minced red onion
1/2 c
minced red tomatoes
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
hot sauce, i used Cholula chili lime hot sauce
1 1/2 lb
ground beef for burgers
6 to 8 slice
monterey jack cheese
sliced avocado
sour cream
burger buns

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut up the tomatoes and onions, chop the cilantro.
I used my mixer to make the burger mixture with the ground beef, onions, tomatoes, cumin, peppers, hot sauce, cilantro and garlic. Then formed into patties.
Hubby grilled them for 7 to 10 minutes on each side then topped them with the monterey jack cheese.
We put them on burger rolls and topped them with the avocado and sour cream.
Hubby topped his with diced fresh jalapenos from the garden.
I put a little salsa on mine.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Grill Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #burger

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Leanne Macias luvs2pardy
Jun 17, 2014
These look & sound beautifully delicious :) I make burgers for us frm time to time, they are rarely ever the same bc I luv jus throwing different stuff in &/or on 'em, whatever strikes my fancy & whats on hand. But like you, I nvr thought of this. Thnx for sharing your creativity w/us. I look 4ward to giving these a go. I'm sure hubby will luv 'em, esp since he's Mexican American ;)
Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX
Feb 7, 2014
Thanks everyone :-) I hope you enjoy these burgers!
Linda Dalton Stripey
Jan 31, 2014
Yea for the feature. These are award winning burgers!
Bea L. BeachChic
Jan 31, 2014
Congrats for being featured today. You go, girl.
Martha Benner Marti37
Jan 31, 2014
Looks good and we will sure try it; love our burgers.