As I have admitted to you before, I am a not so secretive hoarder of classic as well as unique cheeseburger experiences. What I may not have mentioned is that I am also very interested in the marriage of delicious and sometimes unexpected flavor combinations. I get this from my father…King of the Banana and Mayonnaise Sandwich.
While I don’t tend to get quite THAT carried away with my flavor profiles, I do love to bring two different cuisines together to create something bigger than the sum of the parts. Yes, I am still talking about food and yes, it deserves quite the dramatic introduction. The Fajita Burger is another gift from Chef Victor Orsini. Its like going out for Mexican and ordering a juicy cheeseburger or heading to a burger bistro and getting fajitas. In short, it’s delicious and the best of both worlds!
- 6 Short Rib Smashed Burgers
- 1/2 Pack Fajita Spice
- 1 Cup Grilled Red Bell Peppers
- 1 Cup Grilled Yellow Onions
- 6 Slices Cheddar Jack Cheese
- 6 Tbsp Guacamole (or Fake-a-Mole from the Fish Taco recipe)
- 6 Tbsp Sour Cream
- 6 Grilled Sesame Burger Buns
Season Smashed Burgers with Fajita Spice. Grill for approximately 4-5 minutes per side from frozen or 3-4 minutes per side from thawed, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
Melt Cheese over Burger and place on Grilled Bun. Top with Peppers, Onions, Guacamole and Sour Cream to take the classic American Burger south of the border.
Check out this video of Chef Victor preparing Smashed Burgers: http://youtu.be/PpAdb6BW_HY