This Southwest Beef Burger recipe is a fantastic way to step up our burger game with a creamy aioli sauce, salsa and avocado as toppings. It’s sure to be a hit at your next barbecue!
Thanks to Michigan Beef Industry Commission for sponsoring this post.
I can’t think of many foods better to grill than burgers. They are my favorite food to grill, or should I say have my husband grill. Since I cook about 99 percent of the food in our house, I don’t mind at all that my husband mans the grill. Of course I grill as well, especially since we’ve moved but I plan to have him continue grilling the main entrees while I grill the vegetables.
I made these burgers last weekend and we absolutely loved them! It’s definitely worth the few extra minutes of chopping up the vegetables to mix into the beef as well as make the sauce. And what’s most exciting about this recipe is that I used fresh cilantro from our own mini garden!
Since this picture was taken the herbs have flourished. Thankfully Dan has some experience gardening so he’s keeping the plants alive because they probably would have died already if it was left to me. With some plant food and firewood ash Dan brought them back to life and they are growing strong now! Check out my post from yesterday for the cilantro lime aioli sauce that I used with these burgers. I also used my homemade taco seasoning in this recipe too. Definitely worth it!
Burgers can easily be part of a healthy diet, especially when choosing lean beef (sirloin). But even more importantly food safety while grilling is essential to avoid ruining your barbecue along with the following few days. Always use a meat thermometer when cooking any kind of meat. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal internal temperature of 160 °F. And since I’ll be barbecuing practically all summer and posting tons of grilling recipes I plan to create a How to Grill Safe post which is coming soon. Stay tuned!
Since I’ll be experimenting all summer with grilling, I’d love to hear your ideas. What’s your favorite kind of burger to grill?
Want to learn more about the beef industry in addition to more delicious recipes and nutrition tidbits? Check out Beef It’s What’s for Dinner.
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