Friday, June 29, 2012

Burger and Fries Friday: Texican Burgers

There are burgers, and then there are BURGERS. And this one definitely falls into the latter category. This burger is serious business. Seriously delicious business, that is.

The buns are spread with a layer of refried beans, then the burgers are topped with tons of cheese, pico de gallo, and a spicy, creamy, chipotle ranch sauce. They're messy, juicy, and flavorful -- in other words, excatly how you want a good burger to be. Next time I'll add some sliced avocado to these...and there certainly will be a next time. This ranks right up there with my favorite burgers of all time.

Texican Burgers

4 burger buns
4 ground beef patties
Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup vegetarian refried beans
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo, pureed or chopped

1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the burgers with salt and pepper on both sides. Cook the patties to desired doneness, then splash each patty with Worcestershire sauce.

2. While the burgers are cooking, combine ranch dressing and chipotle in adobo. Set aside.

3. Top each patty with about 2 tablespoons of grated cheese, cover the skillet, and let them cook until the cheese is melted.

4. To assemble the burgers, spread about 2 tablespoons of refried beans on the bottom bun. Top with a cooked burger, a generous scoop of pico de gallo, and a spoonful of the chipotle ranch sauce.


Sarah - The Home Cook said...

I've had my eye on these since she first posted them. They look amazing!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I've been wanting to make these too but they seem like so much work! I won't be able to resist much longer after seeing yours though.