Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese and Spicy Salsa Sauce

Embark on a flavorful adventure with our Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese and Spicy Salsa Sauce – a perfect meld of hearty indulgence and fiery zest.

Imagine a juicy, hand-shaped beef patty, seasoned and grilled to a sizzling perfection. It’s then lovingly adorned with a slice of rich, melting cheddar cheese, adding a creamy depth to each mouthful. But the crowning glory is the house-made spicy salsa sauce, a vibrant concoction of tomatoes, peppers, and spices that dance on the tongue with a lively kick.

This is more than just a burger; it’s a symphony of flavors packed into a toasted brioche bun, accompanied by the crisp lettuce and ripe tomatoes, offering a gourmet experience that’s both comforting and exciting.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 mix for best flavor)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

For the Spicy Salsa Sauce:

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (adjust to heat preference)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Additional Toppings:

  • Leafy green lettuce
  • Sliced ripe tomatoes
  • Pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 4 brioche buns, toasted


Making the Spicy Salsa Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, red onion, minced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let it sit to allow the flavors to meld.

Shaping and Cooking the Beef Patties:

  1. Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions and shape each into a patty slightly larger than the buns.
  2. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the patties for about 3 to 4 minutes on one side, then flip.
  5. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty and continue to grill until the cheese melts and the patties reach the desired doneness – about 4 more minutes for medium.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Place the lettuce and a slice of tomato on the bottom halves of the toasted brioche buns.
  2. Once the patties are cooked and the cheese is melted, place them on top of the tomatoes.
  3. Generously spoon the spicy salsa sauce over the cheese.
  4. Add pickled jalapeños if desired for an extra kick.
  5. Cap with the top halves of the brioche buns.


  • Present the Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese and Spicy Salsa Sauce immediately, with a side of crispy potato wedges or a fresh garden salad for a complete meal.


  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • This recipe makes 4 generously-sized burgers, perfect for a memorable meal with friends or family.


Our Beef Burger with Cheddar Cheese and Spicy Salsa Sauce is a culinary journey not soon forgotten. The lush cheddar and homemade spicy salsa are the stars, turning what could be a mere dinner into an unforgettable feast.

It’s the burger for those who crave the comfort of classic flavors with a bold twist. Ideal for backyard barbecues or a sumptuous weekend treat, this burger promises to deliver satisfaction with every bite and spice up the dining experience, making it a favorite for all who dare to take a bite.