Down Mexico way lies Acapulco, a sun-drenched town nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. A beach resort getaway is exactly what we had in mind when we came up with this burger. When you top this juicy burger with melty Chihuahua cheese, fresh pico de gallo, and zesty chipotle mayo, you'll see how easy and delicious summertime dinner can be.
Cut potato into ¼" sticks. Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and bake until lightly browned, 20 minutes, tossing fries halfway through. Fries will finish cooking in a later step.
While fries bake, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Core tomato and cut into ½" dice.
Peel and halve shallot. Cut into ½" dice.
Zest lime, halve, and juice. Mince cilantro leaves and stems.
Combine mayonnaise and ½ tsp. chipotle powder in a small mixing bowl. If more spice is desired, add remaining chipotle powder to taste. In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine ground beef, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.
Form beef mixture into two patties, 5" in diameter.
Make Pico de Gallo and Finish Fries
Combine tomato, shallot (to taste), 1 tsp. lime juice, half the cilantro (reserve remaining for fries), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in another small mixing bowl. After fries have cooked 20 minutes, toss again, and bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and garnish with lime zest and remaining cilantro (to taste).
Toast Buns and Cook Burgers
Drizzle cut sides of buns with ½ tsp. olive oil.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
Place buns, cut side down, in hot pan and cook until lightly toasted, 2-3 minutes.
Set buns aside and add patties to hot pan. Cook until lightly charred and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove pan from burner.
Divide Chihuahua cheese between each burger and cover pan to melt cheese, 2-3 minutes.
Assemble the Burgers
Spread chipotle mayonnaise on bottom bun and add a burger patty on top of mayonnaise.
Add a serving of pico de gallo and top with remaining bun.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appetit!