M#This Gourmet Burger Recipe blends flavors from the Old Mexico with modern California freshness. Mexican Chilaquiles on a bun! Healthy avocado, a perfect egg, Mexican chorizo and fresh pico de gallo piled on a toasted brioche bun give you the MexiCali Burger Breakdown.
This over the top MexiCali Gourmet Burger Recipe is part of a the #BurgerMonth Ultimate Burger Grill Giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore and her amazing sponsors. But, the MexiCali Burger deliciousness is all my own.
I’m so excited to be part of Girl Carnivore’s annual Burger Month Giveaway again this year. It was an thrill to have my Ultimate Green Chile Bacon Burger included in the event last year BUT, to be included two years in a row? And have my burger lead off the month long event? Well, it’s honor. Just sayin’.
How do you create a burger to match the all-time favorite Ultimate Green Chile Bacon Burger, you might ask? It was really hard. I’m not going to lie. I had to go back to my Southwest roots and mix amazing Mexican flavors with the modern freshness of Southern California.
Then, BAM! The MexiCali Burger Breakdown was born.
Why name my gourmet burger recipe master piece after MexiCali? That little town on the map somewhere in the dusty desert between Yuma and San Diego on the other side of the border? Because, that little road sign to MexiCali has always been the signal that it is time to get excited. The signal that we are getting close to our favorite road trip destination (San Diego) and our favorite breakfast joint on the whole darn planet.
I am obsessed with Brockton Villa Restaurant’s Chilaquiles. Their chilaquiles are a delicious pile of corn chips simmered in spicy red chile sauce that is topped with layers of chorizo, steam scrambled eggs, avocado and pico de gallo. The final touch is a dollup of sour cream is spooned on top. They haunt my day dreams.
I just had to turn those flavors into this delicious, over the top gourmet burger recipe. Now, I can eat them any day—not just on a road trip.
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MexiCali Gourmet Burger
All the flavors of Old Mexico layered with the fresh veggies of Southern California to make an over the top gourmet burger recipe.
- 1 cup red chile sauce or your favorite enchilada sauce
- 1/3 cup ground tortilla chips
- 3/4 pounds bacon, cooked
- 1 1/3 pound ground beef
- 2/3 pound soft Mexican chorizo (not the dried, salami type)
- ground black pepper
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 1 whole tomato, sliced
- 1 whole serrano or jalapeno chile, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup minced cilantro
- 1/2 head lettuce
- 1 cup guacamole
- 6 whole brioche buns, toasted
- 6 whole eggs
Heat red chile or enchilada sauce and simmer. Stir in enough of the crushed tortilla chips to thicken the sauce to the consistency of mayonnaise. Chill.
Cook the bacon to crispy.
Mix the ground beef and chorizo together. Season with salt and pepper. Form mixture into patties, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to grill.
Toss sliced tomatoes, sliced onion, sliced chile and cilantro together with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Grill the hamburger patties. The patties should be cooked through, not medium rare because the chorizo needs to be cooked through and not raw.
Cook the eggs to sunny-side up.
Assemble the burgers by spreading the red chile sauce on the bottom bun. Top with a layer of lettuce, slice of tomato, onion and serrano or jalapeno. Place a burger on the tomato stack. Add a spoonful of guacamole and crispy bacon. Top with a sunny-side up egg and top bun.