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Written in food: Taco Burgers

Recipe Name: Taco Burgers

Image and recipe found in book: Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book

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Okay, you guys, I'm not going to lie, I got really excited when I saw this recipe! My family loves Mexican food and my kids adore burgers, so how can you say "no" to a combination of the two? I don't think it's possible!

Taco Burgers


1 pound ground beef

1 8-ounce can tomatoes

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

4 large lettuce leaves

8 hamburger buns, split, or 8 Taco shells

1 cup shredded American or cheddar cheese

Taco sauce


Measuring spoons

can opener


wooden spoon

paper towels

1/4 cup dry measure or large spoon

  1. Break up ground beef into skillet. Put skillet on burner. With adult help, turn burner to medium-high heat. Cook and stir meat with a wooden spoon till there is no pink color. This will take about 10 minutes. Turn off burner.

2. With adult help, drain off the fat. Throw fat away. Be careful because hot fat can burn you. Put skillet back on burner. Add tomatoes and their liquid, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, sugar, and garlic salt to the skillet. Stir with the wooden spoon to break up tomatoes.

3. With adult help, turn burner to high heat. Cook til mixture boils, stirring a few times.

4.With adult help, turn burner to low heat. Simmer the meat mixture till thick. This will take about 10 minutes. Stir a few times so meat doesn't stick to pan. Turn off burner.

5. While meat is cooking, rinse lettuce with cold water. Pat dry with paper towls. Tear lettuce into bite-size pieces.

6. To serve, put bottom of a bun on a plate. Spoon on some meat mixture, using 1/4 cup measure or large spoon. Top meat with some of the lettuce, some of the cheese and the other half of the bun (or spoon meat, lettuce and cheese onto taco shells) repeat to make 8 sandwiches. Serve with taco sauce, if you like.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

While the above is the recipe in the book, I have to wonder, what if it were topped with sour cream and, instead of American or cheddar, I used Pepper-jack cheese? Oh, the possibilities with this dish!

Now excuse me while I go spend sometime in the kitchen...