Let's get to it, shall we?
1 pound ground chuck
3/4 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
2 Fresno chiles, sliced into discs
2 tablespoons Taco spices or My Mexican Spice Mix
several sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped + some for burger greens
*I added a teaspoon fresh grated Turmeric (That's just me thing for health).
Oaxaca cheese, sliced
**My Mexican Spice Blend**
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 rounded tablespoon chile molido or pasilla powder
1 rounded teaspoon granulated garlic
1 rounded teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
Add the meat and ingredients to a large bowl.
Using your best kitchen tools, your hands, thoroughly mix the burger meat and ingredients together. Do not overwork it; if the fat starts sticking to your hands, it is heating up too much and it is getting overworked.
Score the meat into however many burgers you are making. Make the patties and set them aside.
Toast the burger buns if you are going to.
Sear the Fresno chile discs in a little olive oil in a small skillet with garlic.
Now, add three tablespoons of vegetable oil to a large skillet over high heat. (Or the bbq grill). When the oil ripples, add burgers. Allow them to sear for a good four or five minutes before turning. Once the burgers have been turned, add two slices of Oaxaca cheese to each burger and reduce the heat to medium. Add a foil tent to trap some of the heat in order to melt the cheese. It melts beautifully, like a soft, flavorful blanket.
Now, while the burgers are finishing, give the top bun a good helping of guacamole spread and some of the sauteed Fresno chiles. Add your favorite complimentary condiment to the bottom bun and add some of the cilantro greens to that. Place the bacon wherever you like it (I like it atop the burger) and place the burger on the bottom and carefully place the top over the burger.
Serve with your favorite easy sides that you do not mind getting a little messy. I added halved grape tomatoes.
This was such a delicous burger and while I KNOW I did not invent it, by any means, this was a burger first for me, and I LOVED it!!!!
Now, I Thank You ALL for your time and consideration, and I am always grateful for your visits, but I want you to get to your kitchen Right Now and Cook Something For Someone You Love!!!!
Now, Go! Shoo!!!