Stirrin' it up: The Ultimate Burger, Tex-Mex Style

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Comment:  This burger recipe is a sure crowd pleaser. Try it out for your Fourth of July celebration this year, but don't forget to bring the napkins!


1½ pounds ground beef
2½ cups refried beans
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
granulated garlic to taste
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup sliced green onions
¼ cup canned chopped green chilies, drained
½ tsp ground cumin
chili powder to taste

6 toasted hamburger buns
6 slices Pepper-jack cheese
2 Creole tomatoes, sliced
1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced


In a small saucepan or microwaveable bowl, heat refried beans until warm. Season beans to taste using salt, pepper and granulated garlic then set aside and keep warm. In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire, green onions, chilies, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and granulated garlic and mix well. Divide mixture into 6 portions. Shape portions into round patties about ½ inch thick. Brush burgers with melted butter and arrange, butter side down, on a hot grate. Cook 6-8 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Place burgers on toasted hamburger buns. Top with refried beans, Pepper-jack, tomatoes and avocado and serve warm.