The Best Texan Burger Recipe

(13 ratings)

The Best Texan Burger
Total Time30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories770 Kcal39%
Fat39 g56%
Saturated Fat13 g65%

You'll never buy ready-made burger patties again once you've tried this Best Ever Texan Burger recipe - it's juicy and the meat melts in your mouth. Chuck steak is really easy to come by and your butcher will coarsely mince it for you. If you find you've bought more than you need, make up the extra burgers and freeze them for when you need them.

These are the perfect burgers for a summer barbecue - they're a big hit, so you might want to make a few extra because we're sure you'll have guests asking for seconds!

How to make The Best Texan Burger


  1. Season the mince well with salt and black pepper. Divide into 6 and shape into burgers – it’s easier to weigh them. These are quite big burgers but the chuck does shrink. They can sit, covered in the fridge, until you’re ready to cook them.

  2. Mix together the avocados with the chilli, lime juice, coriander and plenty of sea salt. Mash it well with a fork. Cover until the burgers are cooked. If you don’t have a barbecue, sear the burgers in a frying pan then pop them in a hot oven (180C fan, gas 6) for 15-20 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Just before they are ready, pop a double slice of cheese on top to melt. Toast the buns.

  3. To assemble, put the mashed avocado on the bun, followed by a slice of tomato, the burger and the bun top.


  • Around 1.2kg coarsely minced chuck steak
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 jalapeño chilli, finely chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 12 slices strong cheese (we used Gruyère)
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into 6
  • 6 burger buns, to serve
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.