Southwest Spicy Pico Juicy Lucy Burger
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
Juicy Lucy
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 12 oz queso fresco cheese
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 slices of pepperjack cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • taco sauce, for topping
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • lettuce, for topping
Pico De Gallo:
  • ¼ cup yellow or red onion, diced
  • 1½ cups tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • southwest juicy lucy burger
  1. Mix your hamburger with 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Form 2 patties for each burger. Grab one patty and form a well in the middle.
  2. Spoon in about 2 tablespoons of the queso fresco. Cover with the second patty. Seal the edges really well.
  3. Chop all of your ingredients for the pico de gallo. In a separate bowl, combine all of your ingredients and set aside.
  4. Cook the burgers on a grill or grill grate for 6-10 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. When almost done, add a slice of pepperjack cheese.
  5. Before serving, add 1-2 tablespoons of taco sauce, ⅛ cup of pico de gallo and lettuce.
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