Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers

That’s it. I’m done. There’s absolutely no need for me to ever make any other hamburger patties besides the ones on these Tex-Mex bacon cheeseburgers. Sure, the cheese sauce is amazing (it’s actually a bit beyond amazing, and would also be fantastic on hot dogs), but the patties are the star of the show. Any burger patty I make in the future will be just like these. Tender, juicy, smoky, and incredibly tasty. With a bit of a kick. Tremendous. And not meatloafy, either. You know the kind of burgers I’m talking about. They’re more like meatloaf than burger. Don’t worry, these do not cross the line into meatloafness.
Tex-Mex Bacon CheeseburgersGrating onions can take a bit of time, but it’s well worth the effort on these Tex-Mex bacon cheeseburgers. Although you can sort of duplicate the texture by pureeing the onions in a blender, I’ve found it’s best to get out a box grater, grab an onion, and just get to work.

Also try my Tex-Mex corn chip chili.

Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For the patties

  • 12 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons grated white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons pureed chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the cheese sauce

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles drained

For the burgers

  • 4 burger buns
  • Garnishes as desired onion, tomato, jalapeno, etc

Instructions

For the patties

  • Fire up your grill.
  • Chop 4 pieces of the bacon and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the beef, onion, garlic, chipotles, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and divide into 4 equally sized portions, then form into patties.
  • Transfer to the grill and cook as desired.

For the cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour and continue whisking while cooking for 1 minute.
  • Continue whisking while slowly adding the milk. Cook until warmed but not simmering, whisking often.
  • Stir in the cheese until melted.
  • Add the tomatoes, stir, and cook until warm. Reduce heat to low until ready to use.

Finally assembly

  • Top each bun bottom with two slices of the bacon.
  • Add patties and plenty of cheese sauce.
  • Add desired garnishes.
  • Serve.
  • Devour.

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