Taco Beefwich Burger

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Recipe: #40459

April 10, 2023

Categories: Burgers

"A fun, taco night-inspired burger. You can use any taco toppings you like in addition to (or to replace) the cheese, lettuce and taco sauce I list. Black olives, green onion, salsa, diced avocado, sour cream, nacho cheese, Doritos, etc. It's all good! You can toast your hamburger buns, if you prefer. Also would be delicious served on a tortilla (or without any bread at all)! It's easiest to press the ground beef into thin patties using parchment paper, so it doesn't stick to anything. If you want bigger burgers, use more ground beef for a thicker patty (but it won't cook as quickly)."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (395.2 g)
  • Calories 681.5
  • Total Fat - 42.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 185.2 mg
  • Sodium - 2096.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 60.6 g
  • Calcium - 298.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix together the tomato, jalapeno, onion, garlic and cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

Put a spoonful of the vegetable mixture on top of 4 of the ground beef patties; cover each of those patties with a second patty, sealing the edges.

Step 3

Sprinkle the taco seasoning on each side of the patties (use as much or as little as desired), then grill or fry until cooked through.

Step 4

Place cooked patty on a bun bottom and top with lettuce, cheese, taco sauce & bun top.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For a spicier burger, add extra jalapenos or diced chili peppers to the vegetable mixture.
  • Use your favorite type of cheese for the topping - cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby, and pepper jack all work well.

  • Replace ground beef with ground turkey for a leaner option. Benefit: Lower fat content and fewer calories.
  • Replace taco seasoning packet with a homemade blend of spices. Benefit: Control over the ingredients used and the ability to customize the flavor.

Taco Salad Burger Prepare the patties as directed above. For the variation, skip the buns and instead layer the lettuce, cheese, taco sauce, and cooked patty in a bowl. Top with the diced tomato, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cilantro mixture and serve with extra taco sauce.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: A perfect accompaniment to the Taco Beefwich Burger, this Mexican Street Corn Salad is a creamy, flavorful mix of roasted corn, mayo, lime juice, garlic, cilantro and cotija cheese. It's a great way to add a cool, crunchy contrast to the warm, juicy burger.

Spicy Avocado Salsa: This Spicy Avocado Salsa is the perfect companion to the Taco Beefwich Burger. It's made with fresh avocados, tomatoes, jalapeños, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic for a delicious, spicy kick. The creamy avocado pairs perfectly with the juicy burger, and the spicy jalapeños add a nice contrast.


Q: How do I press the ground beef into patties?

A: To press the ground beef into thin patties, place the beef between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin or flat object to press it out evenly.

Q: How long should I cook the burgers for?

A: Depending on the thickness of the patties, cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, 4-5 minutes per side for medium, and 5-6 minutes per side for well-done.

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The hamburger bun was invented in 1916 by Walter Anderson, who co-founded the White Castle fast food chain. The hamburger bun was originally called the "Kaiser Roll," and it was designed to contain the messiness of a hamburger.

Taco Bell, one of the most popular Mexican fast food chains in the United States, was founded in 1962 by Glen Bell. Taco Bell's menu has evolved over the years, but the original menu featured tacos, burritos, tostadas, and the Beefwich Burger, which was inspired by the Taco Beefwich Burger recipe.