Guadalajara Burger with Tequila-Spiked Salsa

I love the sultry, sexy name of this burger.

Guadalajara Burger Tequila Spiked Salsa | Inspiration KitchenI can imagine sitting in a cantina with wide-open windowless windows, drinking a Jalapeno Margarita and eating and enjoying this fresh, Tequila-spiked salsa burger.

Its almost as if I were there.

This is where the Jalapeno Margaritas, the Tequila Spiked Salsa, and now this Guadalajara burger come together.  The three recipes I promised you last week, that were destined for each other.

I first saw this recipe in Cooking Light magazine in June 2003.  One glance, and I was hooked.  Years later, we enjoy it even more than we did the first time, and it has become one of our long-time family favorites.

In the world of burgers, this one ranks near the top.  Every time I make it, my mouth waters in anticipation, begging for that first flavor-packed bite.

And, I’ll just warn you ahead of time…the moist Chipotle spiced burger marries beautifully with the Tequila-Spiked Salsa ~ filled with chunky Roma tomatoes, rich, creamy avocado and crunchy onion laced with garlic.

Be prepared to over-eat.

I’ve made minor tweaks to the original recipe along the way, but I’ve been very careful to not stray to far, because with the freshest ingredients, it is spot-on.

Serve with a side of warm tortilla chips for crunch and to scoop up that addicting salsa!


Guadalajara Burgers with Tequila-Spiked Salsa
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Delicious, spicy, Chipotle Guadalajara Burgers topped with Tequila-Spiked Salsa
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1 teaspoon dried Chipotle chile peppers (from a jar in the spice aisle)
  • ½ teaspoon Chipotle chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground round
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls
  • 1⅓ cups Tequila-Spiked Salsa
Tequila Salsa Prep
  • 2 cups chopped seeded Roma tomato
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 whole peeled, pitted, chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons tequila
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
Hamburger Instructions
  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Combine chile powder, salt, and beef. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a ½-inch-thick patty.
  3. Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with ⅓ cup Tequila-Spiked Salsa and top half of roll.
Tequila Salsa Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, tossing gently.

Inspired by Cooking Light @ The Guadalajara.

Guadalajara Burger with Tequila Spiked Salsa

Guadalajara Burger | Inspiration Kitchen


    • says

      Thanks Ray – I think you/they will love it. When is your site going to be ready? I’m really anxious to see it! I keep checking, but it’s not there yet! Keep me posted.

  1. says

    Ha, I’m anxious also Kristi. It’s just about ready, straightening out a few last minute things. I’m thinking that with a couple of hours on it this weekend I may be ready for next week.


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