Enchilada Burger

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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 eachother 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? Yes, I think I will.


Enchilada Burger


  • 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 (see below for recipe)
  • 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
  • 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


  • For the 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. I actually turned mine down to medium-low and covered it with a lid for a while to make sure the middles cooked as much as the outside.
  • 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 use canned enchilada sauce. 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. It tastes pretty close to Taco Bell’s.

Don’t judge.


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


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  • Sue {munchkin munchies}
    February 7, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    That’s a long list of ingredients, but boy they produced SOME BURGER! It looks amazing!

  • [email protected]
    February 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Wow that burger is a killer. You always impress!

  • Minnie(@thelady8home)
    January 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

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

  • Dixie Chik
    January 22, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Thank you Minnie 🙂

  • Julia {The Roasted Root}
    January 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    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!

  • Dixie Chik
    January 22, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Thanks Julia 🙂

  • Smitten Foodie
    January 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    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.


  • Dixie Chik
    January 22, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Thanks Connie!

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen
    January 21, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    These look amazing! Using a Babybel cheese is brilliant – so much easier to stuff!

  • Dixie Chik
    January 22, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Thanks Maggie!

  • adam @unorthodoxepicure
    January 20, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Hell to the yeah! Bien!

  • Dixie Chik
    January 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Thanks Adam! Good to see you again 🙂

  • Curt
    January 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

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

  • Dixie Chik
    January 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Thanks Curt! It is truly decadent.

  • [email protected]'s Recipes
    January 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    wow this is HEAVENLY! Gosh..that oozing out cheese is killing me.

  • Dixie Chik
    January 20, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Thanks Angie!

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