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Taco Burgers with Cucumber Salad


Combine two favorite foods for one dish everyone in the family is sure to love.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012


  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup sliced pickled jalapenos, plus 2 tablespoons liquid
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk sugar into jalapeno liquid until dissolved. Cut 4 slices tomato and reserve for burgers. Cut remaining tomato into 3/4-inch pieces and add to dressing. Stir in cucumber and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In another medium bowl, combine beef and chili powder. Form into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium-high until cooked through, about 8 minutes total, flipping once. Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices, pickled jalapenos, and shredded lettuce, alongside cucumber salad.

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