Spicy Chipotle Burgers

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing great. Today's recipe is a great summer recipe to enjoy with family and friends, it's perfect for the grill and cooking outdoors,  it's so easy to make and so full of flavor!  I hope you like it as much as we did.

Makes 5 large patties or 7-8 medium patties
  • 2lbs. Ground Meat ( I used ground turkey, feel free to use any kind of meat you like)
  • 5-6 slices of Bacon
  • 1 tablespoon of Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 minced Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste

Chipotle Mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of the Adobe sauce from the Chipotles
  • Ground Black pepper to taste

To serve:
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Cheese slices
  • Bacon slices
  • Onion Slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Lettuce
  • Fries 

In a large skillet on medium-high heat cook 5-6 slices of bacon until brown and crisp. Place it on paper towels, to drain the excess fat, then chop it into really tiny pieces. (Reserve the fat that is left over in the skillet after cooking the bacon!)

Place the ground meat on a large bowl and season it with   1 tablespoon of onion powder,  2 teaspoons of garlic powder,  2 tablespoons of minced chipotle peppers, also add in the chopped bacon,  and about 2 tablespoons of oil ( I used the fat that was left over from cooking the bacon), but feel free to use extra virgin olive oil if you prefer so.  Mix everything together, until all the ingredients are well incorporated, then season it with salt and pepper to taste. Mix again to combine, and then divide the meat into equal sections to make the patties.

I made 5 large patties,  but  you can make the patties any size you want, you can make up to 8 medium size patties.  Let the patties rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking them. (this time will give them enough time to absorb all the flavors in them.)

To make the Chipotle Mayonnaise
Combine mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of minced chipotle peppers and 1 tablespoon of the chipotle adobo sauce, season with ground black pepper to taste. Stir until combine, then refrigerate until you are ready to use it.

The cooking time will vary according to the size and thickness of your patties.

To Grill the patties:  Grill on each side for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked.

Pan-fry the patties on  a large skillet on medium-high heat for about 8 minutes on each side.

To bake the patties, preheat the oven to 400ºF, cook the patties for about 20 or until cooked

To serve:  Warm up the bread, then spread some of the chipotle mayonnaise over the bread,
and build your burgers any way you want... my burgers have, lettuce topped with the patty, cheese, grilled onion, tomato slices, bacon, and more chipotle mayonnaise on top, feel free to add some avocado slices to take these to the next level!