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Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers Recipe

Spicy Cajun Salsa Burgers Recipe

Use a few on-hand seasonings like Creole, red pepper flakes and garlic powder to create these flavorful and juicy burgers. —David Dalton, Orleans, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on rolls. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 418 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 87950
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"I personally don't eat meat, but my husband and mother-in-law do so I made these for them. They both liked them quite a bit."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 209875
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"very good"

conshanty User ID: 435252 105535
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"Recipe was just OK for me. It made me think "spicy meatloaf", which is not what I want in a burger."

Yume-chan User ID: 6016334 209874
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Very good and incredibly moist! I also added 1/3 cup crumbled bacon and 1 tsp chipotle pepper in adobo to give it a more spicy and smokey flavor. Yum!"

imaj779 User ID: 6148449 100985
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"These were really good and moist. Hubby liked them too!"

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