I love it when I am left to my own devices to come up with a meal and no questions are asked.
E.g. "What are you making for dinner tonight?".
That is when I can have my way. Which usually means *drumroll*
Or at least Mexican-ish food.
On this night I decided to try to a slight compromise. Well, it seemed like a compromise in my mind anyway.
He loves cheeseburgers. So if I make it exxxxxtra cheesy I should be able to season it however I want right? I mean that seem logical to me.
But the question was...
Would he see the logic in my thinking?
After the typical hard time he gives me about my Mexican food obsession, he had to break down and tell me that these burgers were really really good.
I smiled. On the outside.
On the inside? I was thinking.......Well DUH!!!
I think it was best I kept that to myself, don't you?
But these burgers?
I will share them with EVERYONE!!!
Double Cheesy Taco Burger
For the burger:
1 package (approx 1 1/3 pounds) ground turkey breast
1/2 small white onion, grated
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 tablespoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and pepper
For the cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
8 ounces pepperjack cheese, grated
4 burger buns
1 large tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
In a large bowl, place the turkey, onion, shredded cheddar, ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Form 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick; press the center of each patty with your thumb to make a 1/2-inch-deep indentation.
Preheat a grill to medium high. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the cheese until smooth; keep warm.
Lightly brush the grill with grapeseed or vegetable oil and grill the patties, indentation-side up, until marked on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until marked and slightly firm, about 3 more minutes for medium doneness.
Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on the bottom bun, top with the cheese sauce, sliced tomato, sliced avocado, tortilla chips, and the top bun.