I’ve been so excited to share this recipe with you, because it is so darn delicious, and unlike anything I’ve seen before. One of my favourite meals ever is a burger and fries, or chips as we like to say in Australia.
I came across it on one of the blogs I follow and, because we love all things Mexican in our household, and because the meat pattie had corn chips in it, I knew I had to make them.
With our first attempt we added grated cheese to the patty, per the original recipe, but we found because we grilled them inside in a griddle pan instead of on a barbecue, the fat from the cheese (we suspect) oozed out into the pan and caused the patties to have burned patches – not nice. So on our second go we omitted the grated cheese and instead slapped a slice on the pattie during cooking.
These burgers were soooo juicy and scrumptious. They have become a firm favourite of mine and hubby’s but little man is still, unfortunately, very wary of mince. Oh well.
Recipe inspired by Pennies on a Platter
500g beef mince
1/2 cup salsa plus extra to serve
1/3 cup crushed corn chips
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3-4 burger buns
4 tomato slices (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine the mince, salsa, corn chips, green onions, chili powder and garlic salt. Shape into patties. Cook in a preheated pan or on the barbecue for about 5 minutes on one side and then flip, placing a slice of cheese on top of the cooked side. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through. Place on buns and top with extra salsa, lettuce and tomato.