Sumptuous ‘Sonora Burgers’ for Your Summertime Soiree

Wrapped Sonora Burger in a tortilla "bun" - Yum!

Wrapped Sonora Burger in a tortilla “bun” – Yum!

Ahh…summertime! It’s when the kiddos are free to play, weekends are all about friends and family get-togethers, and your BBQ grill gets to work!

But, that doesn’t mean you have to.

Yep! There’s nothing like a hassle-free dinner, al fresco and under the summer stars. And when you’ve got yourself this no-fail recipe for “Sonora Burgers” (thanks to my brother-in-law, Johnnie!), with a surprising “bun”, you can practically kick up your feet as you prepare this flavorful feast!

Sonora Burger Ingredients:

Sonora Burger ingredients

Sonora Burger ingredients.

  • 1 – 2 lb. 80/20 Ground Beef (for a lighter version use ground turkey)
  • Lawry’s Spice (or your favorite*)
  • salt and pepper
  • American Cheese (this is a MUST ingredient…it really makes this burger special!)
  • Red Onions
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Sir Kensington Ketchup and Sriracha Mayonnaise (delicious, no high-fructose sugar and non-GMO verified)

Take-it-Up-a-Notch (flavor & calories) OPTIONAL ingredients:

  •  1/2 lb. sausage
  • 1/2 lb. pork
  • chopped garlic ‘n butter

*I’ve discovered Trader Joe’s Organic Sriracha & Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce – it’s divine!

Recipe Directions:

My brother-in-law, Johnnie, trying out the ElectroLight Fire Starter

My brother-in-law, Johnnie, trying out the ElectroLight Fire Starter.

HomeRight's ElectroLight Fire Starter gets coals burning within 2-3 minutes

HomeRight’s ElectroLight Fire Starter gets coals burning within 2-3 minutes and with no lighter fluid or chimney.

1. Prepare your grill.

Using your HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter, you can save a TON of time without the need for lighter fluid or a chimeny! Simply add your charcoals, plug in your Fire Starter, then touch the tip of it to your coals for approximately 10-15 seconds. When you see the coals glow a slight orange, pull back the tip of your Fire Starter about 3 inches for about 2-3 minutes.  

“The Fire Starter works  great and would  be a big help for entertaining large groups,” said my brother-in-law, Johnnie. “If this was cordless, it would make grilling even easier.”

Visit my HomeRight DIY Expert page for complete recipe directions!

Little Miss Sonora

Little Miss Sonora. She’s cute AND delicious!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).