Total Recipe Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese, divided
4 small tortillas, warmed or hamburger buns, split, toasted
Thinly sliced lettuce, chopped tomato, avocado slices, salsa, sour cream, guacamole (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIESTA BURGERS CON QUESO
Combine Ground Beef, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and 1/4 cup cheese in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes turning occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 3 minutes before burgers are done, top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Place burgers in tortillas or buns; season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Top with desired toppings.
Test Kitchen Tips
To grill, place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thaw