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Who else here is a sucker for a good burger? Well, today I am sharing with you one of my favourite burger recipes. It's not just any burger, it is a Spicy Mexican Burger that's absolutely delicious. But if you are anything like me, you probably see the word spicy and run in the opposite direction. Before you do, keep on reading and you might be pleasantly surprised.
I'm really bad when it comes to spicy food. With that said I have to admit that the name of this burger can be a bit deceiving. The level of spiciness will depend on the amount of chilli you add to it. I keep it on the conservative side so I can actually enjoy my meal but it is totally up to you.
Even though this Mexican burger is not actually spicy it definitely has a bit of a kick. Just enough to remind us we are eating a burger inspired in Mexican cuisine. Well, maybe it's more of a Texmex burger. I think it fits in this category better than in the "authentic Mexican food" category.
I had no idea what Texmex food was when I first stumbled upon it. But looking into it I found the actual word comes from combining the words Texas and Mexico. And the term refers to the American version of Mexican food. I find very interesting how there's a whole cuisine evolving around this concept. I like it has the mild version of many Mexican dishes. And I am all about that.
To give this Mexican burger that hint of flavour I made a sauce that I really like. It's very simple but very flavourful as well. I just mixed vegan mayonnaise with a cajun spices mix. It brings together all the flavours from the patty. And it has the creaminess we needed to make this Mexican burger just right.
The patties we are making for our Mexican burger are pretty much a mix of different veggies, seeds, tempeh and spices. It's a pretty unique mixture of flavours and that's what makes the whole burger taste so delicious.
Since there are a few different veggies in it you can be sure you're getting a good dose of nutrients and stuff your face without much guilt. You even get about 26g of protein with each burger you eat. And it is all fresh plant based protein coming mainly from the tempeh and the beans.
Another great feature of these yummy veggie patties is they can be made way ahead of time and kept in the freezer. When I do so I just take out what I need and I add whatever fresh veggies I have at home. To be honest, I don't always follow the recipe to the dot.
Since it's so easy to make a few of them at a time I love taking them to barbecues. I used to make them for my vegan friends but now I have to make some extra burgers because even my non-vegan friends love them. For more Mexican inspired dishes also try out our Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos and our fantastic Breakfast Burrito with Sweet Potato.
For the burger
For the patty
For the sauce
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 500||From Fat 224|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 25g||38.3%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||19.8%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 48g||16.1%|
|Dietry Fiber 8g||31.4%|
|Vitamin A 4289.53IU||85.8%|
|Vitamin B-12 0.06µg||1%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.47mg||23.3%|
|Vitamin C 59.42mg||99%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 4.99mg||16.6%|
|Vitamin K1 148.83µg||186%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.74mg||7.4%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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