Enchilada Burger

Enchilada Burger

I’m officially in love.

With a burger.

So, here’s what happened.

My friend Joanna sent me an email this morning with a link to this burger.

She knows my style, that girl. That’s kinda our thing; we send each other random food porn pretty much on a daily basis. We’ve done it for years.

Anyway, the plan was to make that fantastic looking burger because it had me drooling at 7 am.

However, my mind started working thinking about the leftovers in the fridge from the Mexican spread I made the night before; which included an obscene amount of enchilada sauce.

An Enchilada Burger?

Stuffed with cheese?

Yes, I think I will.



I like to make mine because a while back, I wanted to figure out how to make mine taste exactly like I wanted it.

This recipe works for me every time. The taste reminds me of Taco Bell; you’ll have to let me know what you think. Now, keep in mind that I’m an old school Taco Bell fan from the 80’s and 90’s.

You know, back when it tasted like real Taco Bell.

I have no idea what they’re doing to their food now, but it’s definitely not the same.

At all.

Feel free to use canned enchilada sauce if you’re not a fan of making homemade, or to save time. 


Slice into it…
Enchilada Burger
You need this cheesiness in your life.


Enchilada Burger

Enchilada Burger

Yield: 4 Burgers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


Enchilada Sauce*

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground round
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 oz. Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar
  • 4 Burger buns
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3 tbsp Cholula hot sauce
  • Enchilada sauce - below
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Pico de gallo - or salsa would work too but I had some fresh on hand that I made the night before


Enchilada Sauce:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and add water to make a paste.

In a sauce pan, bring the paste over medium heat until it starts to get a little thick.

Add tomato sauce, reduce to low and simmer for a minute or two; remove from heat and cover.


Combine the ground round, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl.

Form 8 slightly flat and wide burgers with the ground round mixture.

Add one cheese disc to the center of four of them, and top it with the remaining 4 burgers. Press slightly around the edges to seal.

Cook the burgers over medium heat in a large pan, flipping as little as possible, until done.

Mix the mayo with Cholula sauce and spread on both sides of buns.

Add the burgers and top with enchilada sauce, shredded lettuce and pico.


*Feel free to buy enchilada sauce in the can if you need to save time, or if you don't want to make your own.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 863Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 6277mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 57g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Minnie(@thelady8home)

    This looks SO Amazing!!!! I feel like having one. Anyone would fall in love with this burger. Its too good.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thank you Minnie 🙂

  2. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    So…much….flavor I can barely stand it! These burgers are juicy, melty with a little kick! You had to go and combine two of my favorite things – the burger and the enchilada! Brilliance and thanks to your thoughtful and co-brilliant friend!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Julia 🙂

  3. Smitten Foodie

    OH.MY.GOD! This looks amazing! I’m going to have to try your homemade enchilada sauce too, the canned stuff just doesn’t do it for me, too tinny tasting.


    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Connie!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Maggie!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Adam! Good to see you again 🙂

  4. Curt

    Now that’s my kinda burger. I like the way you think!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Curt! It is truly decadent.

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks Angie!

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