Friday, July 2, 2010

Recipe: Taco Burgers

Taco Burger

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup diced onions

In large bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix well.  Shape into 6 patties. Grill or fry until desired doneness.  Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite taco toppings.  Makes 6 servings.

Hamburgers and hot dogs were traditional Independence Day fare when I was a kid.  I read recently that over 150 million hot dogs will be cooked on the 4th of July.  That is a lot of hot dogs!  I like tradition.  I like the memories a family tradition creates.  This year I am shaking up the family tradition a little by grilling up a batch of these burgers for the 4th of July.  My mother approves, so it is okay.  The taco seasoning is not overpowering in this recipe, but adds an unexpected flavor that is sure to please the crowd gathered around the grill.

Have a Happy 4th of July! 

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  1. Looks good and sounds very tasty. Happy 4th of July!

  2. What a wonderful idea to season a hamburger with taco seasoning! And the best: I can get that even here in Provence!

  3. Yea for hot dogs and hamburgers and the Fourth of July! Have a GREAT ONE!

  4. I am not a hamburger fan but maybe for a change..... Diane

  5. Linda, I've never had a taco burger and this is another of your recipes I'll be trying! It looks delicious and is a great thing for the 4th!

    Can't wait to talk with you on your cooking segment on the radio this morning!

  6. Thanks Rita! I went to your site and am now a follower of your. Thanks for following me too!

    Cuisine de Providence, I am glad you are able to get taco seasoning. You can do so much more with it than make tacos!

    Noni, Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

    Diane, we all have a food we don't care for. thanks for considering making them. Have a great weekend.

    Pam, today's the day! I can't wait to talk to you on the radio! I will post pictures of what you made on my blog later. Talk to you SOON!

  7. What a simple idea for burgers! I love it.

  8. A great burger recipe for the upcoming holiday or any good grill day. I would enjoy this one for sure.

    Happy 4th to you!

  9. Simple, but so yummy!!

  10. Hi Linda,

    The Wife doesn't eat "cow" as she calls all things, beef, but this looks like a good recipe. I bet my kids would like it (if they cooked)

  11. This is such a great, simple, new idea!

  12. What a perfect burger for Independence Day. This looks wonderful. Have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

  13. I think I might want to make sloppy Joe's using your plan. I have the beef already!

  14. As a kid one of my favorite meals was taco meat on a bun...with all the taco fixins on top. Sounds like this would be just as good.

  15. Yum, I love taco burgers. I like to mix salsa and sour cream for a topping! Thanks!

  16. Good spin on the classic burger. Happy 4th of July!

  17. Thanks Jen! I like simple.

    Vela, Happy 4th of July to you too!

    Lia of Salsa Verde,it is yummy!

    Joe, I am glad my son likes to cook but I know a lot of kids like yours who don't.

    Thanks baking.serendipity! I am glad you liked it.

    Thanks Mary!

    StephenC, GREAT idea! I am going to try that myself sometime.

    Bo, thanks for listening to my radio show today!

    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy,I like your salsa and sour cream idea!

    Lani, I hope you have a great weekend too!

    Thanks Chris! Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

  18. Hi Linda! It was a blast and great fun talking with you on the radio! I'm glad you enjoyed the treats! Thanks again for your terrific cookbook and for the opportunity to join you on the radio. You're the best!!!

  19. this lookes yummy. I am always looking for quick bread recipes for my hubby to take in the truck with him. (He is a truck driver and works 12 + hours a day) Thanks for stoping by my blog. I am now a new follower.

  20. What a great idea! I will definitely be trying this!

  21. Pam, you were great on the radio! It was so much fun! We will do it again soon!

    deweilermom, your husband will love that recipe! Perfect blend of flavors!

    Thanks Celeste!

  22. Look at all this fun I've been missing out on! Congrats to Pam, she is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th :-)

  23. Great recipe, we love tacos and anything with a little kick!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great holiday weekend!!

  24. Linda, am so glad to find ur blog , thanxx a ton lods for dropping in,loved having ya over!!!

    U have lods of deliciousness here and im loving it all!!!

    I sure do follow ur blog now and would love love love to win ur lovely book!!!

    Thanxx a ton for bringing us this wonderful world!!
    And these great recipe with taco Burgers!!!

  25. Linda I love your recipes, yes, I love simple too! Is the best! wonderful post, have a nice 4th July! Glad to meet you!!! gloria

  26. Martha (MM), There is more fun to come!

    Sharon, I am a big taco fan too!

    KNK, thanks for stopping by!

    Gloria, you have a wonderful blog! I am glad I found it.

  27. hi linda!
    thanks for visiting my blog! and i'm so thrilled to have visited your yummy cooking blog! i love to find GOOD new recipes!!

    i've just became a follower:) i'd love a chance to win that cookbook:)

  28. Sounds like a terrific way to change up a taco! And maybe easier to eat :)

  29. Noelle, thanks for signing up to follow my blog!

    Thanks Julie!

  30. Those taco burgers sounds great ~ my family will love them...especially topped with guacamole :)

  31. I love tacos, so taco burgers sound awesome! Great idea!