This burger has been in my imagination for a while, and I finally decided to try and make it. A while back, Red Robin had a children’s contest to see if a kid could come up with their next menu item. I’m not a child, so I couldn’t enter. However, my first idea was a taco burger. Now, I’ve never had a taco burger. In fact, I’ve never seen a taco burger on a menu or anywhere else for that matter. I had the vision. I did it. I made my first ever taco burger. Since creating mine, I have browsed the web, and it has been created before with different elements. I couldn’t imagine I had a completely original idea. It’s original to us, however, and we are absolutely psyched about it now. It was grub. My husband, whose favorite food is tacos, is absolutely delighted that I came up with it. First bite – “This seriously could be on any menu at any restaurant.” I think we nailed it. The next day he was craving the burger for lunch. We made another. * Note: Since this burger first hit the blog, it has been adopted by a local chain. Word got to the owner about the taco burger, and he and his chefs put together 4 different version. My version (with their own guacamole recipe) was the winning combination, so it is now being put on the Happy Hour menu. If it’s successful there, it will go on the full time menu. I’m so excited about that. * Here’s how I did it:
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup taco seasoning (we like McCormick’s)
Shredded Mexican Cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
Mix the ground beef in with the taco seasoning. Grill to your perfection. Here’s a great article on grilling the perfect burger. Top with cheese after flipping. Add the toppings of your choice. I thought about adding sour cream, but we didn’t have any. It would be a yummy addition, but with the creaminess of the guacamole, it really isn’t necessary. I like to put a small amount of butter on the buns to toast them. Time to enjoy.