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Tex-Mex burger recipe

Tex-Mex burger recipe

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Loaded with flavour, these Tex-Mex burgers are sure to level up your barbecue game this summer. Top your burger patty with a homemade chilli cheese sauce and pickled jalapeño slaw. This is a burger that’s sure to impress. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 730 calories / serving


  • 300g crunchy coleslaw kit
  • 2 tbsp lighter than light mayonnaise
  • 100g sliced green jalapeños in brine, drained
  • ½ x 30g pack coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced​
  • 454g pack 4 quarter pounder burgers
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil​
  • 4 large seeded burger buns, sliced in half
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 large vine tomato, sliced

For the chilli cheese sauce

  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 15g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 60g chilli cheese mix
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    39g 56%
  • Saturates

    17g 83%
  • Sugars

    18g 20%
  • Salt

    4.6g 77%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 57g Protein 35.9g Fibre 6.7g


1. First, make the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and fajita seasoning and stir to combine. Gradually add the milk, whisking until smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat and stir through the chilli cheese mix. Tightly cover with a sheet of baking paper so that it is touching the sauce (to prevent a skin from forming) and set aside to cool slightly.

2. Mix the coleslaw kit, mayonnaise, 5 finely chopped jalapeños, the coriander and lime juice together until evenly combined. Set aside.

3. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue until hot. Brush both sides of the burgers with the oil and cook for 6-8 mins each side until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 mins. Lightly toast the burger buns on the griddle or barbecue.

4. Smooth ketchup onto the base of the burger buns and top with the coleslaw, a slice of tomato and the burger. Spoon over the cheese sauce and top with the remaining jalapeños and lid. Serve with any remaining coleslaw on the side.

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