Taco Burgers

Taco Burgers.. A simple hamburger that you can top with all your favorite Taco Toppers!!

These Taco Burgers were my kiddo’s idea, combining his favorite foods: tacos and hamburgers. They are totally adaptable and super easy for a weeknight meal!

Dinner time at my house lately has been basically a game of Jenga…there are so many moving parts, that finding a moment for us all to sit down and eat together seems like a luxury.

Sports practices, end of the school year concerts and presentations..the weeknights right now are filled with all sorts of happy problems.

But with that said, I have resorted to warming up chicken nuggets in the microwave with a side of baby carrots and calling it dinner.

It’s real life.

Anyhow, when we get the rare night to prepare a meal, even if it’s a quick one, I try and make it happen.

In my house taco night is the gold standard…but so is Build Your Own Burger night…

So my smarty pants kid had a great idea of putting the two favorites together.


I have decided that the allure of taco night is everyone is allowed to make it themselves, choosing their own toppings…so we’ve taken that same idea here with a burger…Good stuff you guys!

Taco BUrgers, Loaded with Guacamole, cheese, salsa and tortilla chips!

It’s basically an idea I’m selling here, rather than a recipe. But I have found that 2 pounds of ground beef mixed with 1 packet of Taco seasoning is the perfect amount for these burgers. It gives you lightly seasoned meat…enough to taste the taco, but not enough to overpower.

Ground beef and taco seasoning

I use 85/15 ground beek when making burgers. It’s certianly not the leanest, but I just find that it makes the best burgers. Feel free to use whatever type of ground beef you prefer.

Form them into 4 oz patties. I bust out my kitchen scale when making burgers…

Quarter Pound Burger

I popped them on the grill…about 5 minutes on a hot, preheated grill.

Grilling burgers on the grill

While the burgers were cooking, I toasted by buns in a lightly buttered skillet. It’s just the way to go.

Toasting buns in the skillet

And I set up my topper station…we used salsa, guacamole, cheese and tortillas chips.

The chips are the MUST. You have to use these on your burger.

Of course you could add onion, raw or fried, lettuce, sour cream…whatever you like on your tacos!

Taco Burger topping station..

I placed the cheese on the burgers when they were almost done cooking, so the cheese could melt.

Then we got to assembling our burgers…

My kiddo’s burger was up first with guac, salsa and chips…

Topping my Taco burger with my favorite taco toppings!

Smoosh it all together and you’ve got this bad boy…

Taco Burgers.. 2 family favorites in one place!

What a gorgeous burger, right?

Taco Burgers.. simple burger patties seasoned with Taco seasoning and topped with your favorite taco toppers!

His invention was definitely a hit!

My kiddo LOVING his Taco burger

They were some of our favorite burgers! You’ve gotta try these!

Taco Burgers
  • 2 pounds ground beef (85/15)
  • 1 packet Taco seasoning mix
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Jack Cheese (you can use a Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, we used Colby Jack)
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Lettuce
  1. Mix your Taco Seasoning in with your ground beef. Divide beef into 8 equal portions, 4 oz each for ¼ pound burgers.
  2. Toast rolls, if desired in skillet with a small amount of butter.
  3. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side. Place cheese slice on top and allow to melt. Remove from grill.
  4. Place burgers on toasted buns and top with your favorite taco toppers!


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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
May 28, 2014 10:34 am

Mouthwatering!!! Want one for lunch!!!

cookbook queen
May 28, 2014 11:26 am

I’m coming to your house for dinner!!

May 28, 2014 11:30 am

When we do Mexican food, it’s usually fajitas b/c they’re my hubby’s favorite, but I really like the idea of combining all this on a burger. Especially all that guac! My favorite part by far…

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
May 28, 2014 12:13 pm

My husband would love this burger. What a fun way to make dinner a little more special. Love!

Sammi @Sammi Sunshine
May 28, 2014 12:54 pm

We have tacos & burgers at least once a week! Sometimes we have taco leftovers but no meat or shells, so this is a great idea! Your kids know what they’re doing. 🙂

May 28, 2014 3:04 pm

A wonderful burger!! I love all the flavors. Blessings, Catherine

How to Philosophize with Cake
May 28, 2014 3:20 pm

Kids have the best ideas, don’t they? 🙂 This looks awesome, definitely worthy of both glorious food forms.

amanda @ fake ginger
May 28, 2014 3:59 pm

There is nothing better than a burger with guac on it! I’m going to be craving a burger for days after seeing this!

May 28, 2014 8:17 pm

I love when you make savory recipes! I mean, I love all of your sweet recipes, but you make the best savory stuff, too!

yeah, so I totally think if you add baby carrots to a meal, you’re good. I do this all the time. It so counts!

Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

You’ve got some creative kids on your hands! This looks like a great way to change up the typical burger in the dinner rotation!

Samina | The Cupcake Confession
May 29, 2014 12:13 am

No way!!!!!!!!!! These look SOOOOOO GOOD!!!! A cross between a taco and burger? I AM HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Chloe @ foodlikecake
May 29, 2014 6:27 am

This sounds amazing!

Jenny Flake
May 29, 2014 8:08 am

Yes and Yes!! Love summer grilling!

Annie @ Annie
June 4, 2014 3:55 pm

Oh man, this looks delicious!!!

Barb Svoboda
Barb Svoboda
June 4, 2014 5:09 pm

I just sat down to get hamburger ready for supper. Ineeded this.

June 5, 2014 12:16 am

You`re kid’s flourishing foodie, coming up with this brilliant idea. I love it! That guac….YUMMMM.

June 8, 2014 5:46 pm

Two ways to win my heart:

I’m really excited to try this one!!

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June 9, 2014 11:00 am

I finally got round to trying these at the weekend, its fantastic! I love tacos and this was a great way to get the same flavours but still enjoy something different. What a fantastic idea! x

Holly @ The Very Hungry Blonde
August 31, 2014 9:16 pm

Gorgeous pictures! Looks delicious!


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