Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger

‘It’s time to whack out the BBQ and create the most incredible burger imaginable. This Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger is the definition of winning at summer!’

This post is sponsored by the amazing Iceland! As always, these opinions are strictly my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love!

Oh boy, do we have some catching up to do. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll have already seen me stuffing my face at the Iceland BBQ event last week. For those who don’t, I’ll spare you the imagery. But what an incredible event it was! We were graced by head chef Neil Nugent who alongside feeding us with the most delicious food imaginable, gave us some awesome tips and tricks to work the BBQ this summer.

Speak of the devil, here’s Neil waving a fan of lobster tails 😍

Iceland Lobster Tails Neil Nugent

I’ll get to those awesome BBQ hacks in just a sec, but first things first, the food. Ohhhhhhh the food.

You know what, I’ll keep it real with you here. I was truly taken back at how delicious the food was. And the best thing was all the dishes we had were made right in front of our eyes, meaning you got to see how easy it was to make delicious food with simple ingredients.

The Iceland BBQ Range is packed full of approachable products designed to make BBQ season a breeze. Most importantly, it’s packed full of delicious products, designed to put any misconceptions to rest.

Anywho, I’m drooling all over again so let’s continue.

BBQ Hack #1

Iceland Stuffed Peppers

I was already sold when Neil whacked out some stuffed peppers and chucked them on the BBQ, but when he starting spraying them with a marinade things got real intense.

Turns out that filling a spray bottle with 1 part soy sauce/1 part balsamic vinegar and spaying it over anything that goes within 1 mile of the BBQ does really great things.

All jokes aside, this simple little trick really works. Especially with those stuffed peppers!

So, BBQ hack #1 – use a 50/50 balsamic vinegar/soy sauce marinade to spray over your food on the BBQ!

BBQ Hack #2

Iceland BBQ Burgers

Burgers on the BBQ? Standard.

Wagyu Burgers on the BBQ? Better.

Burgers with a freaking skirt made of cheese on the BBQ??? Bingo!

Yep, this hack changed my life for the better. Instead of chucking a slice of cheese on your burger and letting it melt, grab a pan, melt the cheese in said pan, plonk your burger on the cheese and wait for it to turn crispy. Voila, cheese skirt. Genius right?

So, two hacks down and a whole load of inspiration from Iceland’s BBQ range, it was time for me to take the reins.

Here’s what went down..

Mexican Cheeseburger ingredients

Incorporating a few of the hacks we learnt, my love for burgers AND my love for Mexican food, this recipe was a no brainer..

Introducing the only burger you need in your life this summer –

The Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger

Mexican Cheeseburger with roasted peppers and open bun

Toasted brioche buns, topped with guacamole and baby gem lettuce, followed by a quarter pounder beef burger with a Mexican cheese skirt, topped with grilled peppers, onions and jalapeños, finished with a lime-coriander sour cream sauce.

Holy damn smokes.

When I tell you this burger is about to bless your tastebuds I truly mean it. The perfect balance of sweet, spicy, creamy, cheesy and crispy goodness.

Better still, it’s so easy to make.

Using really simple ingredients and 2 awesome BBQ hacks, this easy cheeseburger is what dreams are made of.

Mexican Cheeseburger with grilled peppers and open bun

So my friends, erase those boring dry burgers from your mind and make yourselves a mighty Mexican cheeseburger. Inspired by the Iceland BBQ Range and using two game changing BBQ hacks, you’d be a fool not to give this foolproof recipe a go 😋

How to make a Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 10 votes
Mexican Cheeseburger with grilled peppers and open bun
Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

It's time to whack out the BBQ and create the most incredible burger imaginable. This Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger is the definition of winning at summer!

Course: Finger Food
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: Mexican Cheeseburger
Servings: 4
Calories: 646 kcal
Author: Chris
  • 1 cup / 250 ml Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Cilantro) or more to taste
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • 4 Little Gem Lettuce Leaves
  • 4 tbsp Guacamole
  • 4 Fresh Jalapeños, deseeded (can sub pickled)
  • 1 Red Pepper, cored & deseeded
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, cored & deseeded
  • 1 Red Onion, peeled & sliced into 4 rings
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper
Secret BBQ Marinade
  • 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 part Soy Sauce
  • 4 Large Skewers
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  1. In a suitably sized bowl combine all of your ingredients for the sour cream, test for seasoning, then cover and pop in the fridge until needed.

  2. Brush all sides of your onions, peppers and jalapeños with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place evenly on 4 separate skewers (see video for guidance).

  3. Place on the BBQ until charred, flipping once and spraying both sides with the marinade. Take off and place to one side.

  4. BBQ the burgers until just cooked throughout, flipping once. Move to one side of the BBQ away from direct heat.

  5. Grab a pan and place it on the BBQ, add a slice of cheese to the pan and leave until it begins to melt. Add one of the burgers and place on top of the cheese until it gets crispy. Repeat for all burgers (or do all at once in a suitably sized pan).

  6. Place your buns on the BBQ to toast (optional).

  7. Stack by spreading 1 tbsp guac on your base bun, topped with lettuce, followed by your burger, followed by your peppers & jalapeños (sliced if desired) and finish by spreading your sour cream sauce on the other half of your bun.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) I don't have a BBQ/don't want to use one - No problemo! This recipe works just as well using the grill OR the hob.


  • Grill - place peppers/onions under the grill until they begin to char, flipping once. Grill burgers according to packet instructions (slightly under grill one side). Place cheese in a pan, pop the pan under the grill to melt, add the burger until it crisps.
  • Hob - place peppers/onions over the flame and flip once when they begin to char. Pan fry your burgers according to packet instructions. Take burgers out, add cheese to melt, then place burger on top until it crisps.


b) Can I eat the black char on the peppers? - Absolutely, I think it adds great flavour to the burger. However, if you want the roasted flavour without the char, simply pop them in a bowl after they've grilled and cover with cling film. Once cooled, peel off the skins.


c) Iceland Products - All of these ingredients were bought from Iceland! The only sub I made was using up some fresh jalapeños I had on hand, but they do sell pickled jalapeños in store 🙂


d) Calories - Using 1 tbsp sour cream. Slight overestimate as a lot of the fat from the cheese leaks out when it's frying.

Nutrition Facts
Mighty Mexican Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 646 Calories from Fat 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.5g 53%
Saturated Fat 15.2g 76%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 821mg 34%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 48.4g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 10.9g
Protein 35g 70%
Calcium 10%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For the perfect side dish at your BBQ check out my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad with fresh parsley in a glass bowl

If you loved this Mexican Cheeseburger recipe then be sure to pin it for later! Already made it or got a burning question? Give me a shout in the comments and pick up your free ecookbook along the way!


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  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Wow, this burger looks fantastic! I definitely need to try this for the summer!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Shanika! It’s definitely a summer must!!

  • Reply
    Smita Acharya
    June 18, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Thanks for the cheese hack.. very helpful 🙂

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Best hack ever right!?

  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Enough of dry boring burgers!! Make way for the epic mighty Mexican cheeseburgers!!! What a explosion of flavors!!!! Amazing!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 10:25 am

      I think you’ve just sold me my own burger!! Thanks, Camila!!!

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    June 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    You’ve totally taken the burger to the next level with this one. I love the marinade and cheese hacks, but I was equally impressed with the way you dispatched your bell peppers and skewered them! Next time you barbecue, let me know — I’ll bring the beverages!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      The lovely Lisa! You’re welcome anytime, just bring those Key Lime Coladas please 😉

  • Reply
    Elysia | Haute & Healthy Living
    June 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I’m always down for a good burger and I could totally devour this one right this second! Awesome recipe!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks so much, Elysia! It’s definitely a new fav of mine!!

  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    The cheese skirt is this girl’s dream come true!! LOVE it.

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Isn’t the cheese skirt just so freakin’ good!?!?

  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Now this is my kind of cheeseburger! I love it!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Haha thank you, Zainab! It’s a new fav for me!!

  • Reply
    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    OMG THESE TIPS ARE AMAZING!!!! I am just learning the ways of the grill and this helps – a LOT! Thanks a ton!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Tina you’re so welcome!! I learnt so much at the event, Neil is a true BBQ guru!!

  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Everything looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to recreate and thanks so much for the awesome hacks. They’ll definitely come in handy this summer!

    • Reply
      June 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much! So happy you found them useful, Head Chef Neil is a genius with the BBQ! Let me know how you get on with the burger!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu Hardy
    June 19, 2018 at 12:49 am

    I think hack one was defo my fav too 🙂 I would certainly sell all my possessions in the whole world for just one bit of your fab sounding burger 🙂

    • Reply
      June 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Haha!! Without being a bad influence and persuading you to do something you may later regret, do it.

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