Margarita Burgers in Paradise

A margarita in a bun!

These homemade hamburgers combine the ideas behind two Jimmy Buffett hits – “Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Hence, I call them “margarita burgers in paradise.” These hamburgers are definitely a bit different, and they’ll have a party going on in your mouth. The margarita theme is represented in the bun, in the hamburger sauce, and in the meat itself.

Holle’s Margarita Burgers in Paradise recipe

What you’ll need for the burgers:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions: Combine all ingredients and shape into four patties. Grill as usual.

What you’ll need for the buns:

  • 4 hamburger buns or rolls
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon tequila
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Margarita salt

Directions: Combine butter, sugar, tequila, and lime juice. Blot on buns with a paper towel. Sprinkle with margarita salt. Toast briefly in oven.

What you’ll need for the hamburger sauce:

  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped lime pulp
  • 2 tablespoons tequila

margarita burger in paradise


: Combine all ingredients and chill in fridge until spreadable. Spread on burgers or buns.