Tinga Hamburguesas with Cotija-lime Slaw

Veronica Callaghan

By
@citycat

This delicious burger was inspired by Mexican Tinga, a shredded meat dish that is often made with pork, chicken or beef cooked with chorizo and served with avocodos and tomatoes. This spicy mouthful of a burger is cooled off with a tangy slaw accented with lime juice and Cotija cheese.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6 serving
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Grill

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This burger - and slaw - is fantabulous! A veritable flavor fest.

Ingredients

2 lb
freshly ground beef chuck
8 oz
mexican chorizo
1
bay leaf, crumbled
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
grated onion
2-3
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
1 tsp
mexican oregano
1 tsp
fresh thyme
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper

COTIJA-LIME SLAW

1 1/2 c
shredded napa cabbage
1/4 c
finely chopped red onion
2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp
minced pickled jalapenos
1 c
shredded cotija cheese
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, finely chopped

MISC.

oil to brush the grill
6
sesame seed topped sturdy hamburger rolls
6
tomato slices
2
avocados, thinly sliced

Step-By-Step

1Preheat a grill to medium high heat.
2In a large bowl combine the beef, sausage, bay leaf, garlic, onion, chipotle peppers, tomato paste oregano, thyme, cilantro, salt and pepper. Form the meat into six equal sized patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
3In another large bowl combine the cabbage, onion, lime juice, jalapeno peppers, Cotija, sour cream and cilantro; stir to combine well. Cover with plastic wrap and keep cool while grilling the patties.
4Lightly brush a grill rack with oil. Arrange the patties on the grill and cook 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, arrange the rolls split side down on the grill to lightly toast.
5To assemble the burgers, divide the slaw between the bottom rolls. Arrange patties on top of the slaw and top each with a tomato slice followed by avocado slices, evenly dividing. Top with the remaining roll halves and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Tomato, #burger, #avocado