Cheeseburger Burrito

What do you do when you’re craving a burrito and a cheeseburger? You have both of course. You take a nice, juicy cheeseburger and wrap it up in a soft burrito, then place more cheese on top. You know that one friend that eats everything with a knife and fork? Well for this burger you get to be that friend. This is very fork worthy trust me. I am thinking that next time I make this I might add some guacamole on top. I might even shake things up a bit and bring it more to the burger level and add ketchup, mustard and maybe even a pickle or two inside the burrito. I mean with this burrito burger, you can let your imagination go and who knows what you might come up with.

Here’s what you need to get started:

*soft style burrito tortillas

*1 LB or more ground beef, preferable an 80% to 20% fat ratio.

*1 tsp. garlic powder

*1tsp. onion powder

*1/2 tsp. salt

*cracked pepper to taste

*1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

*sliced cheese; I used cheddar and Colby Jack

Preheat oven to 400°

Place ground beef in a large bowl and add all of the ingredients except for the tortillas and sliced cheeses.

Mix until well blended.

Form into 4 equal patties.

Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. When the pan is very hot, add the patties.

Cook for about 5 minutes, then flip them over.

Cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare burgers or for 5 minutes for medium burgers.

Place patties on a plate lined with a paper towel.

This drains some of the grease off of the burgers. If the burgers are too juicy, the bottom of the tortilla will become soggy….and no one likes a soggy bottom. I’m just sayin.

Lay a tortilla on a baking sheet, then one slice of cheese in the center of the tortilla.

I used cheddar for this.

Place a patty on top of the cheese.

Fold in the two sides of the tortilla.

I could never be a hand model.

Next, fold the top and the bottom of the tortilla over the sides.

Then flip it over.

Place a slice of cheese on top of the burrito. I used the Colby Jack for this.

Repeat with remaining tortillas. Place in the oven and cook for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve on plates and add any topping you might like.



Cheese Stuffed Chorizo Burgers

This burger is definitely for a cheat day. This is similar to my Chorizo Cheese Burger with Guacamole, but twice the burger and oozing with cheese. This will satisfy all your burger cravings. You might want to have some extra napkins handy when you dive in, but great burgers are supposed to be messy right?

Here’s what you need:

*1 Ib ground beef; I used 80/20

*1/2 Ib Mexican chorizo; casings removed

*2 TBS Worcestershire sauce or more to taste

*2 tsp onion powder or more to taste

*2 tsp garlic powder or more to taste

*1/2 tsp.coarse salt or more to taste

*hamburger buns

In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the hamburger buns.

Mix just until blended.

Shape into 6 equal portioned patties. Place two slices of cheese over 3 of the patties. If you want a smaller burger, then divide into 8 portions, but you might have to cut the cheese slices in half so they will fit onto the patties correctly.

Place another patty onto the cheese slices. Seal the edges together to completely enclose the cheese.

This prevents all of the cheese from oozing out during cooking.

Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. When pan is hot, place patties into the pan.

Turn the heat down to medium if pan starts getting too hot. Cook for about 5 minutes or until bottom of the patty is brown. Turn over and cook about 5 minutes more or until they are done to your liking.

Remove from the pan, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Place on a bun then top with your favorite hamburger toppings and serve.