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Messy Mexican Burger

Messy Mexican Burger

Course dinner
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper, Pickled Jalapenos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1562kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 red chili pepper chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup pickled sliced jalapenos
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large ciabatta bread
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced


  • Place the ground beef into a large bowl.
  • Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, chopped chili pepper, and the egg to the ground beef and mix thoroughly.
  • Split the ground beef into two and form the meat into 1/2 pound patties with your hands.
  • Add the oil to a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is up to temperature cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side (this will result in a medium cook - reduce or extent if you like rare or well done.) Cover the burgers with a lid while cooking to allow cooking through the center.
  • Remove the lid and add the jalapeño peppers to the top of the burger then add cheese and set aside to rest while you prepare the bread.
  • Slice the ciabatta in half. Yu may need to cut more off to make burger-sized segments depending on the original loaf size.
  • Slice through the center of the bread so that you have a bottom and top to the burger “bun”.
  • Spread mayonnaise over the two bottoms then lay the sliced avocado on top.
  • Place the burger on top and add some salsa.
  • Put the lid on the burger and enjoy. You may need to push a toothpick down the center of the bun and burger to keep it together when serving.


Calories: 1562kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 3007mg | Potassium: 1649mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 7mg