My 16 year old son would eat hamburgers every single day if I would make them that often. As I like to promote balance in our house, we do not eat burgers everyday. I like to try new burgers all the time, and a great way to do this is to create familiar flavor combinations. Teriyaki burger: pineapple and teriyaki sauce; Italian burger: spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, & basil; which brings me to Taco burger: cilantro, jalapeno, cheese, and onion.
I do not use “taco seasoning” in my tacos. I’m controlling and like to choose all my flavors. For my taste, taco seasoning has too much cumin and it tends to overwhelm everything. Taco seasoning turns everything orange. What’s that about?
I make my taco burgers like I make my tacos: cilantro, onion, jalapeño (or green pepper), soy sauce, salt, pepper, and cheese. I used 80/20 ground beef (because it was on sale) but you could easily substitute ground turkey, chicken, or even black beans with a few modifications.
To be safe I made sure to cook my burgers to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Food borne illness is no joke!