I'm not sure what makes this "Texas". I was going to call it a tex-mex burger but that just seems...I dunno....over used? Texican came to mind and it stuck. I guess the Texas part can be in the size. You could make it bigger if you want, but contrary to popular belief, my mouth isn't really that big.
What makes it Mexican? I was hoping you'd ask. The seasoning. The spread. And the cheese.
Yes cheese. You can't see it yet...but I promise you....the cheese is there. (hmm...reminds me of that book..."Who moved my cheese?").
Nope, it's not pepper jack. But it's similar. And I am drawing a blank. I can not remember the exact name or brand. I found it at the mexican market. It's quesadilla cheese with jalapenos in it. It melts wonderfully and is really flavorful...with a little bite to it. Well, if you don't know what I'm talking about or you can't get it, just use pepper jack cheese.
I shredded some cheese and formed 4 little cheese balls with it
Take some ground sirloin (cuz it was on sale and super cheap!) and form a patty, placing one cheese ball in the center
Fold the edges up and around and moosh together in the center. Sprinkle the patties with salt, pepper and cumin
I'm not a grill master so I can't give you details, but grill for about 5 minutes on each side. Do NOT smash them with a spatula. Be careful that you don't over cook them and end up with cheese oozing out like a mini lava flow. But don't undercook them either...unless you're into that raw meat thing.
While those rest for a few minutes, in a mini food processor, mix together about 1/2 cup or so of mayonnaise, and a green onion or two and a handful of cilantro
Spread on a couple of wonderful Nature's Pride Premium Harvest Country White Bakery Buns, toasted of course
These were the last of the batch that I had received. I have to say...I loved them all!! I received them as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program and have had such a wonderful time experimenting with fun recipes to use on these buns and rolls.
Nature's Pride Premium Harvest 100% Whole Wheat Bakery Buns
Nature's Pride Premium Harvest Country White Deli Rolls
Ok, back to your regularly scheduled program....
Garnish your burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion and avocado.
Now you can smash it a little and cut it in half to make it more manageable..
And expose all that gooey cheese!