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Grilled Taco Burgers

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On July 1, 2010 @ 4:16 pm In Beef,Grill | 8 Comments

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 [3], 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.

Here’s one of my new favorite burgers…

Grilled Taco Burgers

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef or chuck ($1.79)
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning [3] ($.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

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