Grilled Pico Burgers

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 8 Ratings
Serves: 6 to 8
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Cooking Method: Grill


1/4 c minced red onion
1/2 c minced red tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
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

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Helene Mulvihill Recipe
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Magnolia, TX (pop. 1,393)
Member Since Jan 2011
Helene's notes for this recipe:
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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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!


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.

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user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Jun 15, 2011
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user Eryn Cooper-Shiflet ladyace15 - Jun 15, 2011
Those look awesome!!!! I've been waiting on you to post a new treat for us :-) How have you been? I will be giving these a try!!!
user Eryn Cooper-Shiflet ladyace15 - Jun 15, 2011
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user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Jun 15, 2011
Thanks Eryn!! I've been sick for the last few weeks, also had the graduation party and tons of out-of-town guests before that! I havent posted anything in ages, but this one was soo worth the effort, its delicous! I hope you have a chance to give it a try! Take pics if you do!!! xoxoxo
user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Jun 15, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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