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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat a grill to medium high heat.
2
In 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.
3
In 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.
4
Lightly 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.
5
To 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