I started my dinner prep by mixing up a quick batch of my Sesame Seed Buns. While the buns were baking, I made the burgers so hubby could grill them when he got home. They turned out amazing. I topped each burger with a slice of the Chipotle Cheddar Cheese and had hoped to add sliced avocado as well, but both avocados I picked up this weekend were bad inside so I skipped it. The burgers were packed with flavor and were nice and moist with the addition of salsa and cheese inside. I've made "Mexican Meatloaf" for years now using taco seasoning, but have never added into burgers and I don't know what took me so long to do so!
When my sons were over for dinner last night, I made a batch of my Chocolate Chip Cookies and just baked 1 dozen cookies for them last night and refrigerated the remaining dough. I wanted to be able to bake small batches of fresh hot cookies as I wanted throughout the week. Since my oven was already heated to bake my Sesame Seed Buns, I went ahead and popped a small batch of 8 cookies into the oven which will last me for a few days. I love making up the dough ahead of time and just baking the cookies as I want them.
What could be better for a Monday night dinner than burgers on BUNS and cookies...it's a low carb lovers delight! I snapped a few photos below and included my easy peasy burger recipe. Enjoy!
Easy Taco Burgers
1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Form into 3 to 4 patties. Grill or pan fry to desired doneness.