Salsa Burgers

These spicy burgers bring smiles.
Serves 6 Total 30-60 Minutes


  • ½ cup Cedar’s Medium Salsa
  • 1 ½ pounds lean (at least 80%) ground beef 
  • ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup hot pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 burger buns, split and toasted
  • 6 tomato slices 
  • 6 avocado slices 
  • 6 red onion slices
  • 6 pieces of lettuce


  1. Heat grill. In a medium bowl, mix beef, salsa and breadcrumbs. 
  2. Shape mixture into 12 4-inch patties, ¼-inch thick. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese in the center of 6 patties, spreading slightly. 
  3. Top with remaining patties; press edges together firmly to seal.
  4. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill. Cook 11-13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of the patties reads 160 F.
  5. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Top each with a slice of tomato, avocado, red onion and a piece of lettuce. If desired, top with additional salsa. Cover with top halves of buns.