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Huevos Tapatios Burger

My parents always raised us to be adventurous eaters, and breakfast was no exception. One of our family favorites was my father's version of Huevos Tapatios, which was a corn tortilla with chorizo, guacamole, and a fried egg topped with parmesan cheese. I have attempted to recreate this flavor with the Huevos Tapatios Burger.


27 oz Sirloin Steak, cut into cubes
9 oz uncooked Chorizo
1 tsp Salt
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced tomato
4 oz green chiles
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
Juice 1 Lime
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack.
6 Kaiser Buns
6 Eggs
10 Tbsp Cojita Cheese (grated Parmesan can be substituted)
1/8 tsp dash Tabasco Sauce


Prepare a medium-hot charcoal grill, or preheat gas grill to medium-high.

For patties: Mince sirloin cubes in food processor, working in batches of 8oz, and pulsing the processor 12 times for each batch. Combine sirloin, 9 oz Chorizo, and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl until just mixed. Do not over-mix. Form into 6 patties, cover, and set aside.

For Guacamole: Halve, pit, and scoop out two ripe avocados. Combine in a bowl with onion, tomatoes, green chiles, cilantro, Tabasco, juice of lime, and 1/2 tsp salt. Mash with a potato masher until thoroughly combined. Cover and set aside.

Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack and cook, turning once, 7 minutes for medium. Place the buns, cut side down, on the outside of the grill to toast lightly during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Heat a large fireproof nonstick skillet over the heat on the grill. Add the eggs and cook over-easy in batches if needed.

To assemble: Put a patty on each bun bottom, top with 2 Tbsp of Guacamole, one fried egg, 2 Tbsp Cojita Cheese, and one dash of Tabasco. Add the bun tops and serve.


To save time, the guacamole can be prepped ahead. Just make sure to cover tightly with plastic wrap to prevent browning. To prevent messy oozing of the egg yolk when eating, cut the burger in half to serve.