Chipotle Burger

Want to feature a spicy kick to your burgers? These Chipotle Burgers are made by mixing smoky chipotle peppers in adobo with the bottom beef! Top with jack cheese and avocado for the simplest burger of the summer.

Prep Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 2 hours Servings Per Recipe: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/3 cup grated onion
  • 2-4 chipotle peppers (from a can of chipotles in adobo), counting on what proportion chile heat you wish, minced, plus 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 slices jack cheese
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Chipotle sauce to taste (we use Tabasco brand)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 2 poblano chile peppers (optional)


1 Roast the (optional) poblano chiles: If including poblano chiles in your burger, you’ll got to roast them first. Coat the poblanos with a touch oil and grill or broil them until they’re blackened on all sides. Alternatively, you’ll take the plain, un-oiled peppers and place them directly on a gas stovetop burner, turning them as required , until they’re blackened on all sides.
Place the blackened peppers during a covered bowl for quarter-hour approximately to steam. Peel off the charred skin and take away all the seeds. slice through thick ribbons and toss with a touch oil and salt and put aside.
2 Make the chipotle burger mix: Mix the bottom beef, grated onion, minced chipotles, the adobo sauce, salt, cumin, and black pepper together during a large bowl. Mix gently, just until the ingredients are combined. don’t over-mix or the burgers are going to be tough.
3 Form the burger patties: Form 4-6 patties from the burger mix, about 1/4 pound to 1/3 pound each. Press a shallow indent within the middle of the patties to stay the burgers from bragging while grilling (read about why this works here).
4 Prepare the grill: Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium-high heat grilling, or until you’ll hold your hand about an in. over the grates for 1 second.
5 Grill the burgers: Lay the burgers on the grill and cook with the lid down for 6-7 minutes. Raise the lid, flip the burgers, and continue grilling with the lid down for an additional 6-7 minutes, counting on how hot your grill is and the way well-done you favor your burgers. Cook until the interior temperature is 140°F for medium-rare or 160°F for well done.
6 Add the cheese and grill the buns: When the burgers are almost ready, place a slice of jack cheese on each patty and shut the grill lid. The cheese should melt during a little over a moment.
If you would like toasted burger buns together with your burgers, toast them after you’ve flipped the burgers. Watch that the buns don’t burn; once they are lightly toasted move them to a tray near the grill.
7 Serve: When the burgers are ready, place them on the buns. Top with slices of avocado, then a number of the roasted poblanos (if using), touch cilantro, and sauce

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