Cilantro Burgers Recipe -
Cilantro Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 33 mins

Cilantro Burgers

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"A flavorful grilled burger with cheese and cilantro on toasted sourdough. A family favorite."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    23 mins

    33 mins


  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly mix together the ground beef, barbeque sauce and garlic powder. Separate into 4 portions and flatten into patties.
  3. Grill the burgers for about 8 minutes per side, or until well done. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger and allow it to melt for a minute. Press chopped cilantro into the melted cheese on each burger. Serve burgers on toasted sourdough bread topped with lettuce and tomato. Feel free to use other condiments to your liking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2011

I typically try and follow the recipe exactly but I'll admit that the reviews scared me a bit too much on this one to do that. I went ahead and measured out a cup of barbecue sauce but only added a little bit at a time until I had the perfect consistency. I ended up using right at 3/4 cup and it was perfect. We really enjoyed these burgers. Instead of plain Monterey Jack, I kicked it up a notch with Pepper Jack. Even though I think plain ole tomatoes would have been perfect, hubby doesn't like them so I just added a couple tablespoons of salsa to each burger instead. I think the key to this recipe is to use your absolute favorite bbq sauce and not just any that are on special that week. My sauce of choice is Kansas City's own Gates. These were delish!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 14, 2007

1 cup of barbeque sauce was way too much - it made something more akin to sloppy joe's than hamburgers. The "burgers" crumbled and fell apart from the excess liquid. Due to the weather, I cooked them on the stovetop instead of a grill so perhaps that made a difference, but I'd suggest cutting the bbq sauce at least in half.

Jun 10, 2007

The sloppy joes tasted good, but for burgers I would also recommend only 1/2 c. barbecue sauce.

Aug 15, 2011

Very very tasty! Here is what I altered though... instead of grilling them I used my electric griddle. I also used turkey meat instead of beef so I had to put some bread crumbs in it to keep the pattys from falling apart. Also I only used 1/4 cup of bbq sauce. Last change I made was I minced the cilantro and mixed with the meat instead of just garnishing the top of the cheese. Turned out great!!!

Jun 06, 2011

i wish i'd made more! this was really good.

May 03, 2010

I judged how much BBQ sauce to use base on how well I thought the burgers would hold, so probably about 1/2 cup . I also grounded up a few slices of apple-wood smoked bacon, added saute onions and garlic..What flavor!

Jul 23, 2007

this was good, but next time i will use a bit less bbq sauce- the burgers has trouble sticking together

Apr 18, 2007

mmm, super yummy - made with Trader Joe's bbq sauce which is the best bbq sauce ever!


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  • Calories
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 32.7 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1250 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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