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Desert Pepper Burgers

Turn the flavor up to a 10 with these fajita-style Desert Pepper burgers. Seasoned with our tequila pepper blend, the juicy beef burgers are topped with sauteed peppers and onions, queso fresco, jalapenos, and a fresh Cilantro-lime crema. 

Desert Pepper Burgers

Difficulty: Moderate
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


2 lbs.  Ground Beef
TT  Desert Pepper Tequila Blend
1/2 cup Queso Fresco, crumbled
Jalapeno, sliced thinly

Hamburger Buns

Peppers & Onions
1 T Olive Oil
1 cup Bell Pepper, sliced
Red Onion, sliced
TT Desert Pepper Tequila Blend
Cilantro Crema
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 T Mayo
3 T Cilantro, chopped
1 Scallion, chopped
1/2 tsp Desert Pepper Tequila Blend
1/2  Lime, juiced



  1. Prepare the crema: Whisk together all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate while making the burgers.

  2. Preheat the grill to 425 F or set it to medium-high heat. 

  3. Place ground beef in a mixing bowl, and season with Desert Pepper. Form 4 - ½ # patties by hand and gently press down in the middle of the patty. Set aside.

  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion, then season with Desert Pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes, then set aside.

  5. Place burger patties on the grill and cook over direct flame to desired doneness, about 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. 

  6. Transfer burgers to a bun and top with sautéed peppers and onions, queso fresco, sliced jalapeño, and cilantro crema. Serve warm.
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