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Mexican Chorizo Burger recipe
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Mexican Chorizo Burgers

Loaded with creamy guacamole, pickled onions, and spicy cheese, this Mexican chorizo burger is dripping with flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 647kcal


Burger patty

  • 1 pound ground beef (recommend 80/20 beef)
  • ½ pound raw chorizo
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper


  • 4 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 pickled red onion
  • 2 avocados (peeled and pit removed)
  • 1 lime
  • salt
  • 4 leaves Lettuce
  • 4 Pretzel buns


Burger patty

  • In a large bowl mix together ground beef, chorizo, and breadcrumbs.
  • Separate the meat mixture into 4 equal rounds and press flat to form into patties. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  • Set skillet over medium heat and cook the patties for 4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Top with cheese as they finish cooking to allow it to melt.


  • Add avocados to a small bowl along with juice from 1 lime. Mash to combine and season to taste with salt.
  • Toast the interior of the pretzel buns while the patties cook.


  • Place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom slice of your toasted bun and top with cooked burger patty, cheese, onions and avocado mixture. Cover with the top bun and serve.


Pickled red onions can be found in grocery stores, but they are often a gourmet item that comes with a gourmet price tag. They are very cheap and easy to make at home, just check out my quick pickled red onion recipe.
Traditional guacamole typically includes additional ingredients such as jalapeno, cilantro, and onions. You are welcome to add these to the avocado mixture or keep it creamy and basic. There are so many flavors already going on in this burger, I just kept it simple. Although, you get extra bonus points if you upgrade it with this Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole!


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1087mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 4mg