Fajita Burger


  • 10 ounces ground fajita skirt steak
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • 2 ounces Oaxaca cheese
  • ½ ounce garlic butter
  • 1 whole poblano pepper, grilled, sliced into strips
  • 2 to 3 slices red onion, grilled
  • 1 challah bun
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle mayonnaise
  • ½ avocado, sliced


Combine ground beef, flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper and form 2 patties.

Cook on flat grill at 375° F until medium-rare or medium, about 5 minutes each side. Place cheese on patty to melt; remove and let rest.

Melt the garlic butter and add peppers and onions. Saute until tender.

Toast challah bun; spread mayo on bottom slice.

Place grilled patties on bottom slice; top with onions, peppers and avocado. Makes 1 burger.

Recipe by Executive Chef Alex Padilla, The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, Houston, from Food Fanatics Magazine