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Tex-Mex Inspired Cheeseburger

Give homemade burgers a Tex-Mex twist in this easy recipe. Serve spicy beef patties (made using our ultimate beef burger recipe) with a zesty slaw, jalapeños and a rich cheese sauce.

Prep Time

        Prep and cook time: 15 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    veg oil for brushing
    •    3 tbsps mayonnaise
    •    4 burger buns, toasted
    •    2 tbsps fajita seasoning
    •    grated zest and juice 1 lime
    •    1 small red onion, finely chopped
    •    2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
    •    1/2 small white cabbage, finely shredded
    •    1/2 portion delicious ultimate beef burgers
    •    tomato ketchup and pickled jalapeños to serve
    •    1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped (about 30g)

For the Cheese Sauce:

    •    1 tbsp cornflour
    •    1 tsp chilli powder
    •    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    •    1/2 tsp onion powder
    •    250 - 300ml evaporated milk
    •    200g sharp cheddar or a mixture of cheddar and monterey jack, coarsely grated


  1. For the cheese sauce, whisk together 250ml evaporated milk and the corn flour in a saucepan. Put over a medium heat and bring it to the boil (whisking all the time), then simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, chilli powder, garlic and onion powders, and a pinch of salt. If the cheese isn’t fully melted, gently warm over a low heat until silky smooth. Adjust the thickness with a little more evaporated milk if needed. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  2. Heat a ridged griddle pan, heavy-bottomed frying pan or prepare a barbecue for high direct heat. Brush the burgers with oil and sprinkle with the fajita seasoning. Cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through and well browned.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, toss together the cabbage, carrot, coriander, onion, mayo and lime zest and juice in a bowl. Season with salt and a little pepper.
  4. Spread the burger buns with a dollop of ketchup, then pile on the slaw. Top each bun with a cooked burger patty then pour over a generous helping of the cheese sauce. Finish with a few slices of pickled jalapeño and pop the bun lid on. Serve immediately.

This great family recipe is thanks to Delicious Magazine at


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