Fast fajita burgers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes8 burgers
*PLUS Cooking time: 12 minutes
Fast fajita burgers

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 kg medium ground beef

  • 35-g pkg fajita seasoning mix, or 2 tbsp Chatelaine Mexican Spice Blend (see below)


  • Lightly oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. In a large bowl, whisk egg with sour cream. Crumble in beef, then sprinkle with fajita seasoning. Using your hands, gently mix together. Mixture will be wet.

  • Shape into 8 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each. Place burgers on grill.

  • Barbecue with lid closed until burgers are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Delicious tucked into warm buns or pitas and topped with our Great Guacamole Sauce and slices of tomato, onion and lettuce.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 223, Protein 22.5g, Carbohydrates 3g, Fat 13.1g, Sodium 215mg.

Few things announce summer's arrival better than the aroma of burgers sizzling on the barbecue. Add sour cream and a package of fiery fajita seasoning to ground beef for instant south-of-the-border Fast Fajita Burgers. Then top them with our addictive Great Guacamole Sauce.

Speedy Spicy Fries

In a large bowl, using a whisk, beat 2 egg whites with 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder and pinches of salt and pepper. Add 1-kg pkg frozen french fries. Toss to coat, then bake following package directions. Serves 6 to 8

Chatelaine Mexican Spice Blend

Stir 3 tbsp (45 mL) chili powder with 2 tsp (10 mL) each ground cumin, black pepper, dried oregano leaves, 1 tsp (5 mL) each salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper (optional). Great as burger seasoning or as a rub for pork, chicken or steak. Store in a sealed jar or plastic bag. Keeps well at least 2 months. Makes about 1/3 cup (75 mL)