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Latin Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Latin cuisine prides itself on the depth and diversity of flavors that result from using local and readily available ingredients. Latin food is sometimes known for being spicy, it’s true – but it’s also hearty, sweet, savory, refined, comforting, healthy, smoky, salty, and over-the-top delicious – just like this dish. These zesty burgers combine chorizo, a spicy jalapeño relish and Maggi Liquid Seasoning for a super-craveable Latin flavor explosion!

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Prep time: 27 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Servings: 4

What you need


8 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, halved and seeded
1/2 red onion, cut in two, divided
3 tbsp cider vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp Maggi Liquid Seasoning, divided
1 tbsp honey
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/2 lb fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
4 slices mozzarella cheese
4 hamburger buns, toasted
3/4 cup caramelized onions

How to prepare



In food processor, combine jalapeños, half of the red onion, vinegar, 1 1/2 tbsp Maggie Liquid Seasoning, honey and garlic; pulse until vegetables are finely chopped. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.


For burgers: Finely chop remaining red onion; transfer to bowl. Mix in chorizo, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and remaining Maggie Liquid Seasoning; mix well. Shape into 4 patties, about 1/2-inch thick.


Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Grill burgers, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Top each burger with slice of mozzarella in final 1 minute of cooking time.


Serve burgers in buns with caramelized onions and jalapeño relish.


Tip 1

Serve burgers in lettuce wraps for a lighter option.

Tip 3

Use a mortar and pestle to mash garlic for an authentic touch.

Tip 4

Use a comal to cook the burgers instead of grilling them for an authentic Latin cooking method.

Tip 2

For more authentic flavor, substitute Oaxaca cheese for mozzarella cheese.

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Family Friendly
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For two