Smokey Tex-Mex Burger (As Seen on GMT)

Tasty grilled beef burger with cheese, guacamole and pickled peppers. Dark background, brown paper, wooden stand.

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you may have seen my live cooking segment on Good Morning Texas where I showed viewers how to make a Smokey Tex-Mex Burger. We also talked a lot about butter.

Minerva Dairy butter, in fact. Minerva Dairy is in the Amish country in Northeastern Ohio. It’s America’s oldest family-owned cheese and butter dairy, producing 84% butterfat butter from cows raised on family pastures. These are happy cows, y’all. I know firsthand because I actually lived near this dairy in the Amish community a few years ago as a newlywed. Yes, you heard that right. I lived in the Amish Country! It was the most beautiful land I have ever seen. The grass is so green it looks like a fantasy. Minerva Dairy cows eat that grass as the roam freely around the pastures and that’s how I know they are very happy.

If you’d like to buy Minerva Dairy butter, the best butter in the USA, visit for store locations and online ordering. Local friends can purchase it at Old Town Market in Lewisville. It’s a cute mom and pop store that has been around for 40 years. Old Town Market specializes in fresh-cute choice meats and the best BBQ around. You’ve got to check it out! Even if you don’t live near Lewisville, it’s worth the drive!

If you’re interested in more about my time on GMT, I will have a video clip and a recap on the blog soon! On to the burger recipe.

Smokey Tex-Mex Burger


2 lbs. Ground chuck (formed into 1/3 lb. burgers)
1/4 cup Minerva Dairy Smoked Butter
4 Tbsp. Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter
1 Vidalia onion sliced into rings
1 cup guacamole
3 Tbsp. Adobo seasoning
1 Tbsp. black pepper
6 slices Minerva Dairy Smoked Habanero Cheese
6 Sesame seed buns
Sea salt and pepper to taste


Melt the Smoked Butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Season the burgers with the adobo and black pepper and place in pan. Cook the burgers until firm.
While burgers are cooking, sauté the onions, seasoned with sea salt and pepper to taste, in another pan with 2 Tbsp. Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter until soft and fragrant.
When burgers are done to your liking, place onions on each burger, top with Minerva Dairy Smoked Habanero Cheese and cover till melted.
Butter each bun and toast on griddle.
Assemble burgers after smearing guacamole on each top bun and serve hot.
Add lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers if desired.

Image credit: © Vaaseenaa / Adobe Stock


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