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Queso Blanco Cinco De Mayo Burger

What better way to celebrate National Hamburger Month AND Cinco De Mayo than with this Queso Blanco Burger? It's everything you want in a Mexican style burger. You won't be disappointed!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Queso Blanco Cinco De Mayo Burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 422 kcal
Author Yvonne


For the Burgers

  • 1 lb. ground hamburger
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Onion powder to taste
  • Seasoned salt to taste

For the Queso Dip

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. diced white onion
  • 1 medium jalapeño deseeded & diced
  • 2 medium poblano pepper roasted and diced
  • 10 oz. white American cheese shredded (find this cheese at the deli counter)
  • 6 oz. Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 roma tomatoes seeds removed and diced

Optional Toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped Onion


For the burgers

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. 

  2. Divide hamburger in to eight equal balls. Flatten and season both sides.

  3. Grill to desired doneness. Remove from heat.

  4. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion & Queso Blanco dip.

For the Queso Blanco dip

  1. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.  

  2. Cook the onion and jalapeño pepper until softened, about 3-5 minutes; reduce heat to medium-low.

  3. Stir in the roasted poblano pepper. Add the shredded cheese and milk. Stir until mostly melted. Stir in the tomatoes and chopped cilantro.

  4. Serve with chips immediately or transfer to a crockpot to keep warm.

Recipe Notes

You'll find your white American cheese at the deli counter. I bought both the white American and the pepperjack at the counter in chunks (instead of slices). Then, when I got home I just ran the chunks through my food processor and quickly shredded it.

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

Nutrition Facts
Queso Blanco Cinco De Mayo Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 840mg37%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 2175IU44%
Vitamin C 40.9mg50%
Calcium 605mg61%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.