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Cilantro Bomb Burger

Cilantro lovers, this one's for you! This Cilantro Bomb Burger has a cajun spiced patty topped with melted monterey jack cheese, crispy fried onion strings, an easy sriracha lime aioli, and plenty of cilantro in place of lettuce. It's a flavor explosion for your mouth!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1139kcal
Author: Amy Nash



  • 1 ⅓ pound Ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons [cajun seasoning]
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese

Sriracha Lime Aioli

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sriracha depending on how spicy you want it



  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grill grates are clean. Make the fried onion strings in advance.
  • Divide the ground beef into 4 evenly sized balls for ⅓-pound burgers. Shape into patties approximately ½-inch to ¾-inch thick and and about an inch bigger than your buns to account for shrinkage while the burgers cook. Make an indent in the center of each burger with your fingers.
  • Season both sides of the burgers with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.
  • Place the burgers on the hot grill grates directly over the heat source. Grill for 4-6 minutes, then flip and top each burger with a slice of cheese. Toast the buns.
  • Grill 4-6 minutes on the other side until the burgers are done the way you like them. Remove from the heat and let the burgers rest for 5 minutes.
  • Make the sriracha aioli by whisking the mayo, lime juice, garlic, and sriracha in a bowl. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Assemble the burgers by spreading some aioli on the top and bottom buns. Pile a large handful of cilantro on the bottom bun, then place the burger on top. Top with fried onion strings and more cilantro, then place the top bun on and enjoy!


Calories: 1139kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1570mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 4mg