Nacho Burgers

Nacho Burgers

A juicy burger loaded with all your favorite nacho toppings- guacamole, pico de gallo, and a spicy queso.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound ground chuck or you can use a leaner ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 buns
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • handful of blue tortilla chips, crushed
  • pickled jalapenos, optional


  • 1 large avocado, pit removed and flesh scooped out
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 a small jalapeno, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 (16-ounce) block of Velveeta cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chili, no beans
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Make the guacamole. Place the avocado in a small bowl and mash well with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Make pico de gallo. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Make Queso sauce. Cut velveeta cheese into small chunks (so it will melt faster) and place in a medium saucepan with the other queso ingredients. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until cheese melts. Reduce heat and let mixture simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a gas grill or grill pan over medium heat. Season the ground chuck with salt, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Shape into 4 patties. Cook for approximately 5 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. To assemble, place lettuce on bottom bun half, topped by guacamole and a burger patty. Ladle with queso. Add pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos (if desired) and crushed tortilla chips and top with other half of bun.