Today, let’s discuss phobias. My phobia is bugged. They are disgusting. They are disgusting. They can kill me, I think. I know it’s absurd, but I can’t stop myself.

I wouldn’t say I like spiders in particular, and especially those that live on the white walls of my bedroom. There was once a spider that was attached to the wall where my dresser was. I tried to kill the spider but chickened out. I swiped the spider so that it fell behind the dressing table. I was crying hysterically and freaked out. I called Jason (we had only been dating for one month) and told him this spider would “Kill Bill me” in my sleep. He bought me a hamburger at In-N-Out to make me more comfortable.

Burgers! Now, let’s move on to something more pleasant: burgers. Home-made refried beans. Avocado slices. You can’t forget about the melted Monterey jack jalapeno cheese. It’s a lot of “ands,” but I think you get the point. These burgers have a lot of amazingness. You’ll want every bite with a cold drink.

Roma tomatoes, diced

Red onion diced to 1/3 cup

Jalapenos, seeds, and diced: 1-2

Use two tablespoons of chopped cilantro

Freshly squeezed lime juice, one tablespoon

Taste Kosher Salt


Combine tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and lime juice in a small bowl. Salt to taste.

Sprinkle each patty to your taste with salt and black pepper.

Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties in a large skillet until they are browned, cooked through, and medium rare. This should take about 3-4 minutes on each side. Flip only once. At the last minute, cover each patty to melt two tablespoons of Monterey-jack cheese.

Serve the burgers in rolls over a bed of refried beans, topped with avocado and jalapeno-pico de gallo.