Grilled Taco Burgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 1, 2010

So I’m just not that into plain burgers these days.

After buying up all sorts of spices and making myself several cups of homemade taco seasoning, I figured the least I could do was use some to make taco burgers!  This is not an exact recipe…so I shall give you how much you should use per pound of meat.

And don’t forget…You can still enter my Weber One Touch Charcoal Grill Giveaway!  If you’d like an additional entry for today, head on over there and leave a comment with your favorite way to eat a burger!!!

Here’s one of my new favorite burgers…

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Grilled Taco Burgers

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef or chuck ($1.79)
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning ($.10)
  • 1/2 onion, grated ($.15)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed ($.10)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup salsa ($.25)
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese ($.75) I omitted to keep the meal dairy-free.


  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl, then shape into 4 patties.
  • Grill until cooked as you like them.
  • As they are finishing up their grilling time, add a spoonful or two of salsa and top with the cheese.
  • Move the burgers to a spot on the grill that is not directly over the fire and let cook until cheese melts over the salsa and the burger.
  • Serve on a bun (or bread) with some yummy side dishes!

Cost $3.14

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy July 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I don’t like “plain” burgers either, I keep dressing mine up differently. I have made these and I like to make seasoned sour cream with sour cream and salsa! Yum! Thanks!


Kelly Hess July 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I gave your blog an award!


LisaE July 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

My family loves taco brugers too, haven’t made them in quite so this is great inspiration to make them soon. We have eaten ours “plain” but next time wil try some taco fixins’ on our buns;-


Karen July 2, 2010 at 1:10 am

we made the original one, hubby forgot to mash the beans so it was a little weird tasting the beans. :(


Leonard July 2, 2010 at 7:46 am

Avocado makes a great addition


Rachel @ Surviving The Stores July 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

YUM!!! I just made some homemade taco seasoning for the first time and I didn’t think about using it in burgers. Definitely going to have to try that!!


Pearl July 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Yummmmm!!! We just cooked some of these for our 4th of July cookout. Everyone gobbled them up. Thanks for the idea!!!


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