Fiery Tex-Mex Chipotle Cheeseburgers

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For Chipotle Mayonnaise:
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotles in adobo sauce (recommended: La Victoria)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (recommended: Best Foods)
  • For Burgers:
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Tex-Mex chili seasoning (recommended: McCormick's)
  • 2 teaspoons chipotles in adobo sauce (recommended: La Victoria)
  • 1/4 cup beer of choice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese (recommended: Tillamook)
  • Hamburger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, onions
  • Sliced avocado, optional
Directions
  • NOTE: Chipotle chiles are smoked, dried jalapenos and are often found packed in adobo sauce which is a spicy dark red sauce made from tomatoes and herbs. Chipotles in adobo can be found in the Mexican foods section of the grocery store.

  • For the chipotle mayonnaise: Remove peppers from can (you may want to use rubber gloves if sensitive to peppers). Carefully split open and scrape out seeds. Finely chop peppers; set aside.

  • In a small bowl, stir together 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers and mayonnaise; set aside covered in refrigerator until ready to use.

  • For the burgers: In a mixing bowl, stir to combine ground beef, chili seasoning, 2 teaspoons chopped chipotles, and beer. Wet your hands to prevent sticking and shape into 4 patties slightly larger than the buns; set aside covered in refrigerator if not cooking immediately.

  • Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat. Brush and oil grill before cooking.

  • Season burgers with salt and pepper and place on hot oiled grill. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Place cheese slices on burgers 2 to 3 minutes before burgers are done.

  • Serve hot on toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, sliced avocado, if desired, and a dollop of chipotle mayonnaise.

  • INDOOR: Follow instructions for preparing burgers. Preheat broiler. Place burgers on wire rack over foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Place cheese slices on burger 1 to 2 minutes before done. Serve hot on toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, sliced avocado (if desired), and a dollop of chipotle mayonnaise.


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