Loaded Chorizo Burgers – Low Carb, Keto, GF

This post is sponsored by Bolner’s Fiesta Brand.

Loaded Chorizo Burgers

Tired of the same dinners week after week?  Spice up things up with Loaded Chorizo Burgers!

The weather is finally cooling off a bit and we got a good amount of rain last week around here which we needed desperately!  Things are finally starting to green up!  For me, this is perfect burger weather!  Now, burgers are one of my go to meals, especially if we are going out to eat.  I know a bunless burger is typically a really safe bet when eating out…sub salad for the fries and voila!  I also prep burger patties ahead of time and keep them in the fridge or freezer to eat throughout the week…I pile the toppings on depending on what mood I’m in!!  But I have to admit that even I sometimes get bored with the traditional burger no matter how I top it!  Enter the Loaded Chorizo Burger.  A juicy pork and beef patty spiced up with Mexican flare topped with gooey cheese, creamy avocado and cilantro lime crema!

Loaded Chorizo Burgers
That’s a juicy burger!

If you aren’t familiar with Chorizo…let me explain.  Generally speaking, there are two types of Chorizo, Mexican and Spanish (or Portuguese).  Spanish Chorizo is a spiced, dried and cured sausage in a casing… think Spanish salami.  Mexican Chorizo is a fatty, ground meat sausage, usually pork, sold fresh and uncooked.  It’s heavily spiced with chili powder, paprika and other spices which make it dark red in color and incredibly delicious! It can be found in a casing but it’s removed before you cook it up.  It’s commonly used around here scrambled with eggs to make a killer breakfast…but the possibilities are really endless!

Now, we’ve bought our share of chorizo and some of them can be a little too much…too much seasoning, too bitter, too greasy, too fine and mushy…but there’s one way to guarantee perfection…make it yourself!  Bolner’s Fiesta Brand makes a Chorizo Mix that will ensure you have that perfect chorizo flavor every time and it’s so quick and simple to do yourself!  Better yet, if you haven’t found a brand you like or can’t find Mexican Chorizo in your area, this spice blend is a must have!  Once you realize how simple it is to make your own, you’ll never go back to the packaged stuff!

Loaded Chorizo Burgers Spice Blend

I’ve used this Chorizo seasoning to create kicked-up Loaded Chorizo Burgers that will knock your socks off!  A juicy blend of pork and beef with a blend of spices, garlic and grilled to perfection and topped with ooey, gooey Monterrey Jack cheese, creamy avocado, crisp veggies and a cool cilantro lime crema…in one word…scrumptious!

There are options here for the whole family no matter your dietary preference!  Being low carb / keto, Maddie and I really prefer our burger without a bun so we like to stack everything on a crisp, cool piece of iceberg lettuce….for us, it’s all about the toppings!  We also keep low carb buns around for when we are feeling like a bun and for the Cowboy and the little one…well take a guess!

Loaded Chorizo Burgers on lettuce
Maddie and I prefer a bunless burger on cool, crisp lettuce with avocado slices!

 

Loaded Chorizo Burgers with Bun
The Cowboy and the little one can’t go without a bun…the big secret…that’s a low carb bun! SHHH!!  Topped with guacamole…it doesn’t get any better!

To ensure you get maximum flavor in your burger, be sure to plan about 12-24 hours in advance…this will allow the spices to really marry with the meat.  Simply prep the burger mixture the night before…it will be so worth it!  Entertaining a crowd?  Make these into sliders and serve with a topping bar! Perfect for game night!

If you are suffering with the boring dinner blues, spice up burger night with a Loaded Chorizo Burger…one taste and I promise you will be a chorizo fan forever!

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Loaded Chorizo Burger
Loaded Chorizo Burgers with Cilantro Lime Crema
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Tired of the same dinners week after week…Spice up things up with Loaded Chorizo Burgers!  Low carb, gluten free, keto and packed full of delicious traditional Mexican flavors!

Course: Main Course
Keyword: burger, chorizo, easy, gluten free, keto, LCHF, low carb, mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 473 kcal
Ingredients
Chorizo Burger Mix
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 or 73/27)
  • 6 Tbsp. Bolners Fiesta Brand Chorizo Mix
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder (granulated)
Cilantro Lime Crema
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, full fat
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (your favorite)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice,
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (granulated)
  • salt & pepper to taste
Optional Burger Toppings
Instructions
12-24 hours prior to cooking:
  1. Combine all burger ingredients together in a large bowl and mix thoroughly to combine all the seasonings with the ground meat.  Place the mixture in a large ziptop bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours but 12- 24 hours is best!

For the Chorizo Burgers:
  1. Remove the burger mixture, from the fridge and divide into 6 portions and form each portion into a patty.  Season both sides with salt and pepper and let sit for 10 minutes.  

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.  Cook patties 3 at a time about 4-5 minutes per side.  If desired, top with cheese and cover with lid for 1 minute to allow cheese to melt. 

Cilantro Lime Crema
  1. Combine all 6 ingredients for the crema and mix to combine.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To Serve:
  1. Serve up these gorgeous burgers on a bed of lettuce or on your favorite toasted bun.  Top with guacamole or sliced avocado, fresh tomato, sliced onion and crema and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts are provided for the Chorizo Burger with Cilantro Lime Crema.  All toppings need to be accounted for separately.  This recipe allows for a ton of customization so enjoy!

These burgers are also amazing grilled outdoors on a charcoal or gas grill!  Don't  heat up that kitchen if you don't have to!

If making into sliders, this recipe should yeild approx 12 sliders.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Chorizo Burgers with Cilantro Lime Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 1323mg58%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.


2 thoughts on “Loaded Chorizo Burgers – Low Carb, Keto, GF”

  • Made this recipe the other night. I did not know making chorizo was so straighforward. It’s nice to have that option when comparing to some of the greasier, strangely colored store options. Also, the burger toppings suggested in this recipe are on point! Will be keeping this one in my back pocket. I also like the format of your recipes. Very easy to follow. Keep them coming!

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