easy nacho cheeseburgers

Nacho Cheeseburgers

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop, Microwave
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


Give your supper a little spice with this easy recipe for nacho cheeseburgers. Juicy burgers and melty cheese with a little zing!


  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup salsa (your choice of heat!)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 hamburger rolls


  1. Season the ground chuck with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Gently form them into 4 piles that are held together ever so loosely. Not patties, just round piles.
  3. Heat a cast iron pan or a griddle to medium high, and add butter. When the butter is melted, increase the heat to high and add the piles. Using a spatula, press down on them until they are spread about 1/2 inch thick. Cook them for two minutes on the first side WITHOUT moving them.
  4. Flip them over carefully. Cook one more minute and then lay them on a plate to rest.
  5. Microwave the Velveeta until it is melted, about 2 minutes.  Stir in salsa and chili powder.
  6. Place one burger on the bottom of each hamburger roll and spoon on a generous amount of sauce. Cover with burger roll top.
  7. Repeat with remaining burgers, pass the napkins and dig in!


If you REALLY want to walk on the wild side nacho cheeseburger-wise, you can put two burgers on a roll, with a little extra sauce in between the burgers.  The Southern husband had his this way, and it was totally worth the extra time on the treadmill!