Mexican Street Corn Burger – a delicious addition to your summer menu planning line-up! Delicious Mexican Street Corn tops a juicy, flavorful cheeseburger and don’t forget the fresh slices of avocado!
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Best Ever Mexican Street Corn Burgers
It is officially burger season (and grilling season) and we are SO here for it! I looove a good burger during the summer (See: How to Grill the Perfect Burger) and I am pumped to add this to our line-up. Mexican Street Corn Salad is a summer favorite in our house and if you make a big batch you can use leftovers for these burgers OR we have included a small batch recipe in the recipe card below!
Another reason these burgers are so good … the beef! Country Natural Beef is 100% owned by family ranchers and is G.A.P. Step 4 Animal Welfare Certified which means that their animals are pasture-raised, fed a vegetarian diet, provided a safe and enriched environment and never receive antibiotics or added hormones. They also happen to be a Whole30-Approved partner! And I have to say, this is honestly the best ground beef I have ever tasted. You truly can tell the difference and I am so proud to be partnering with them today!
Why This Recipe Works
- Mexican Street Corn Salad: who doesn’t love the crunch and burst of flavor of this yummy summer salad – we thought, why not throw it on a burger!
- Juicy Burger: grilled to perfection!
- Avocado: the avocado and lettuce just round out this yummy burger.
Mexican Street Corn Burger Ingredients
- Mexican Street Corn Salad: corn, mayo, feta cheese, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, red onion and some seasoning make up our yummy street corn salad recipe! Easily made ahead of time!
- cotija cheese: this is optional, but feel free to add as much or as little as you want!
- Country Natural Beef Butcher Blend Ground Beef: if you are grilling burgers I can’t recommend Country Natural Beef enough – it is such high-quality and you can absolutely taste the difference!
- kosher salt + ground black pepper: I like to keep my seasoning simple when I grill burgers (because when you use high-quality meat you don’t need a ton of seasoning), but we do have classic Burger Seasoning on the site if you prefer that.
- slices of cheese: this can be regular cheese or a dairy-free version.
- other toppings – lettuce + avocado slices: love the addition of both of these to this burger!
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How to Make Mexican Street Corn Burgers
Make a small batch of our Mexican Street Corn Salad (recipe in the recipe card below) and set aside.
Combine your ingredients for the burgers – we like to keep things simple with just salt and pepper, but you can use our Burger Seasoning if you prefer!
Using high-quality beef really makes a difference when making burgers!
Form patties and press down in the middle with your thumb – this helps the burger cook evenly and not bulge up in the middle.
Grill over high heat per the recipe instructions below.
After the burgers rest a bit, compile your burgers!
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Mexican Street Corn Burger – a delicious, juicy grilled burger topped with some cheese, avocado and Mexican street corn salad!
Mexican Street Corn Salad (small batch):
- 3 ears grilled corn or canned corn (drained) (approx. 2 cups corn)
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup feta cheese (regular or dairy-free)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2–3 tablespoon red onion, diced
- grated cotija cheese (as much or as little as you want)
- 1 lb Country Natural Beef Butcher Blend Ground Beef
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 slices American cheese
- avocado slices
Mexican Street Corn Salad:
- Combine ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Taste and adjust any seasoning or add any additional ingredients, as desired. Set aside.
- Clean your Grill: Clean your grill grates and and wipe them down with oil.
- Preheat your Grill: Once your grill is clean and greased, preheat to High Heat (450-500 degrees F.).
- Mix Your Ground Beef: Place your ground beef in a bowl and add salt and pepper (and other seasoning, as desired). Mix to combine.
- Divide the Ground Beef: Take your ground beef and create 6 equal sized balls (you should end up with 6 patties that are approximately 5-6oz each and approximately 3/4 inches thick).
- Create Patties: Then use your hands to form patties (try not to overwork the meat). Try and make them a little bit bigger than your bun (if you are using one) as they will shrink a little as they cook.
- Create Indent with Thumb: Use your thumb to create an indent in the very center of your patty (this will help ensure the burgers cook evenly without expanding too much in the middle).
- Season Lightly: Sprinkle patties with a little more salt and pepper.
- Cook on Direct Heat 6-7 Minutes Total: Place patties on direct heat (directly over flame) for 3-4 minutes. Flip and continue to cook on direct heat or until an internal meat thermometer reads between 135-145 degrees F (approx. another 3-4 mins). This will result in a medium-rare center. For Medium: cook 3 minutes on the first side and 5 minutes on the second side. For Medium-Well cook 3 minutes on the first side and seven minutes on the second side. For Well-Done cook for 4 minutes soon the first side and six minutes on the second side.
- Don’t Press Down: Do not press down on the burgers with your spatula. This will release juices that we want to keep in the burger.
- If Making Cheeseburgers: If you are making cheeseburgers, move your burgers to indirect heat and place a slice of cheese on top. Close the grill and let the cheese melt for 1-2 minutes.
- Let Rest: Remove from grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes. This will help ensure your burgers are nice and juicy!
- Compile Burgers: place lettuce on top of the bottom bun followed by your cheeseburger, avocado slices and then pile that Mexican Street Corn Salad nice and high!
- Dairy-Free: to make this recipe dairy-free simply use a dairy-free feta cheese in the Mexican Street Corn salad (omit the cotija cheese) and then use a slice of dairy-free cheese on the burger!
- Gluten-Free: to make this recipe gluten-free simply use your favorite gluten-free burger bun!
- Make Ahead: the Mexican Street Corn Salad can easily be made ahead of time. Just store in the fridge in an airtight container.
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