Santa Fe Burger



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

Cheese slices

3-4 burger buns

Lettuce (optional)

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.

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