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Taco Burgers with Salsa

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Looking for a fun twist for Taco Tuesday? These Taco Burgers are the perfect dinner solution! Ready in 15 minutes with just 3 main ingredients, this is one of our favorite ground beef recipes! We are obsessed with the flavor of these salsa burgers.

These easy gluten-free burgers are the perfect family meal and one that will have everyone saddling up the table! 

taco burger with salsa on top

I'm always up for juicy burgers. I'm 100% serious when I say that I could eat a burger every day and literally never get tired of them. And this Mexican burger really sets my taste buds off, in a very good way. 

These juicy salsa burgers are great for a celebration dinner at home, a tailgating meal for the big game, or just a fun way to put a twist on the classic burgers.

a hand holding a juicy burger seasoned with salsa and taco seasoning

Is your mouth watering yet? Just grab the ingredients below to get started! (Make sure to check out the full recipe below for tips on how to make your very own homemade taco seasoning!) 

Related recipe: Copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla


For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (see notes below for making your own)
  • 2 tablespoons store-bought tomato salsa 
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional - check if your taco seasoning has salt in it already)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil (for cooking)

To serve:

  • buns (grab gluten-free buns if you want a gluten-free burger)
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • sliced red onion
  • tasty toppings, such as salsa or avocado/guacamole

Make your own taco seasoning

If you want to quickly mix together just enough seasoning for this recipe, just combine these ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet or hot paprika (or use smoked paprika for an extra boost of smoky flavor!! This set has both sweet and hot and is absolutely delicious!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Note: this mix already contains salt, so you might not need to add any more salt to your burgers! See my pro tip for seasoning burgers perfectly below in Step 1!

How to make these taco burgers with salsa

Step 1: Combine the ground beef, taco seasoning, and salsa in a bowl. Add salt: about ½ - 1 teaspoon if your taco seasoning does not have salt. If it does contain salt, either skip the salt or reduce the amount.

Mix together using a fork. 

Pro-tip for making burgers: To see if you seasoned your burgers well enough, take about a tablespoon of the seasoned burger mix and cook it in a skillet. Give it a taste, and adjust the seasonings if needed.

collage of 2 photos of how to make taco burgers with salsa

Step 2: Form 4 burger patties using your hands.

4 burgers with taco seasoning on a plate ready to cook

Step 3: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Carefully put the burger patties in the hot oil and cook for 2-3 minutes per side over medium-high heat. 

4 taco burgers with salsa cooking in a skillet

Step 4: Assemble your burgers and enjoy! 

adding salsa to burgers, with burger garnishes in the background

Variation ideas:

→ Make it spicier by adding a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper in the hamburger meat.

→ Cut down on the fat content by using ground turkey meat instead of ground beef

Sides for taco burgers

Since we now have tacos and Mexican flavors on the brain, why not add in some other delicious Mexican-inspired side dishes as well? Some great options are:

However you choose to serve up these taco burgers, I hope your family enjoys them as much as we did! If you end up making these, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

Other yummy burger recipes to try: 

Even more delicious Mexican-inspired dishes to whip up:

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

taco burger with salsa on a plate
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Taco Burgers with Salsa

An easy, flavorful juicy burger recipe, ready in 15 minutes! These taco burgers are a family favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Servings: 4
Author: Kate
Cost: $5


For the burgers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (See notes to make your own)
  • 2 tablespoons store-bought tomato salsa (Optional, see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (Optional, see notes)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

For serving

  • buns, lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, salsa, avocado/guacamole


  • Combine the ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, and salt (if using) in a bowl. Mix well with a fork.
  • Form 4 burger patties.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Carefully place the burger patties into the hot oil, and cook 2-3 minutes per side over medium-high heat, or until cooked to your liking (the recommended temperature for ground beef is 160F). Assemble your burgers and enjoy!


  • Taco seasoning and salt: Check whether your taco seasoning already contains salt. If yes, you probably don't need to add more salt! 
  • Make your own taco seasoning. Mix together:
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons sweet or hot paprika
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • ½ - 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salsa: The salsa is optional in the hamburger meat mixture, but makes the burgers a little juicier. However, adding some salsa on TOP of the burger is absolutely delicious!!
  • This recipe makes 4 small burgers. If you prefer large burgers, use 1.5 lbs ground beef to make 4 burgers and increase the taco seasoning (and salsa, if using) to 3 tablespoons each.
  • The nutrition facts are estimated for the burger patties only, and don't include buns or anything else!


Nutrition Facts
Taco Burgers with Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 468mg20%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.


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