Rating: 4.54 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Turn everyday burgers into something new with a spicy twist! More spiciness? Try adding pepperjack cheese on top of the meat before adding the avocado salsa. Meat can be grilled or browned in skillet.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Place half the chopped cilantro into a large bowl and mix with ground beef, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, mushrooms, and Worcestershire sauce. Set remaining cilantro aside. Form the beef mixture into 4 patties.

  • Lightly toss remaining cilantro in a bowl with avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.

  • Grill burgers on the preheated grill until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Serve the burgers on onion rolls topped with avocado salsa.

Nutrition Facts

504 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 42.3g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 593.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2012
A whole 7oz. can of chipotle peppers would blow my flip flops right off so I only chopped up two peppers (and we like heat). I'm not sure about the whole bunch of cilantro either My bunch is pretty big. I just chopped a good handful up. I've learned when you add a lot of extra ingredient into a burger it will fall apart on the grill. The way to avoid this it to put your patties in the freezer on wax paper for at least a couple hours before grilling. They aren't frozen but solid enough to not crumble when cooking. Works every time for us. I got lazy and just put the slices of the salsa ingredients on top squirted the fresh lime on it and topped with more of the cilantro. Worked great and didn't fall all over the place when eating. This is really a great burger so much so my son asked to have these again for his birthday dinner BBQ. Five stars if you reduce the amount of peppers... Update I've made this burger with ground turkey twice now and the mushrooms give it such a moist good flavor. I still haven't had any trouble with them falling apart on the grill. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2012
Taste wise this is great. The avocado salsa compliments the burger very much and we enjoy the heat from both the salsa and the chipotle peppers in the burger. BUT what's the deal with the patty not sticking together?? Should there be an egg in there? Also like every other reviewers I only used about half a can of the chipotle peppers. I thought the whole can might be too much for 1 lb of beef... Read More
(14)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2012
A whole 7oz. can of chipotle peppers would blow my flip flops right off so I only chopped up two peppers (and we like heat). I'm not sure about the whole bunch of cilantro either My bunch is pretty big. I just chopped a good handful up. I've learned when you add a lot of extra ingredient into a burger it will fall apart on the grill. The way to avoid this it to put your patties in the freezer on wax paper for at least a couple hours before grilling. They aren't frozen but solid enough to not crumble when cooking. Works every time for us. I got lazy and just put the slices of the salsa ingredients on top squirted the fresh lime on it and topped with more of the cilantro. Worked great and didn't fall all over the place when eating. This is really a great burger so much so my son asked to have these again for his birthday dinner BBQ. Five stars if you reduce the amount of peppers... Update I've made this burger with ground turkey twice now and the mushrooms give it such a moist good flavor. I still haven't had any trouble with them falling apart on the grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
BEST BURGERS EVER! From now on this is the only way burgers are made in my house. The time estimate for the prep is WAY off. De-seeding and chopping a can of chipotle is very time consuming. Every can of adobo chipotle peppers varies and you never know what you are going to get heat wise so unless you like it really really hot I would advise using 1/2 a can/pound beef and playing it safe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
We LOVED the avocado salsa made exactly as recipe specified! The burgers were awesome...the mushrooms kept them so moist. However though we love spicy we dediced to use just two of the chipotle peppers and some of the sauce for 1 lb of hamburger and they had the perfect amount of heat for us. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2012
SPICY! This is for the 'heat' lovers in the family that is for sure! I blended the chipotle peppers and sauce in the food processor and added to 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef instead of 1 pound. Knowing that the burgers would be hot I did NOT add the jalapeno to the salsa. A slice of Jack cheese would balance the heat well. These burgers were a little wet and didn't hold together well on the grill. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2012
My husband and I have been making chipotle burgers for years now our boys love them. We mix in 1/3 ground pork it makes them very moist and we dont use a whole can. we chop the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and use about half a can of the mixture or 1/2 cup for a total of 5lbs of meat. we make 1/2 pound burgers out of the mixture(we like em big) we grate an onion with a box grater this helps the onion mix in to the meat well. we don't use cilantro or mushrooms but we do add eggs and italien bread crumbs...you have to play with it for your own family to get it just right. They freeze great if you place parchment(cut into burger size squares) between each 1/2 lb patty them wrap in plastic wrap and place in a zipper freezer bag. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2012
Taste wise this is great. The avocado salsa compliments the burger very much and we enjoy the heat from both the salsa and the chipotle peppers in the burger. BUT what's the deal with the patty not sticking together?? Should there be an egg in there? Also like every other reviewers I only used about half a can of the chipotle peppers. I thought the whole can might be too much for 1 lb of beef... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
The way to make the burgers stick is to take a piece of bread and toast it very dark. Then in a bowl put a little bit of warm water put the toast in till you mash it up and throw it in the meat. Im sure bread crumbs would work just as well. Bread is always handy for me and it works every time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2012
I should have read the reviews first. I used the entire can of peppers and it is so hot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
These were AWESOME! I served them on a tortilla (instead of the onion roll) with a piece of cheese. I agree with many of the other reviews a whole 7 oz can of chipotle peppers would be way too much I used about 1/2 the can and the spiciness was just right. I did add some breadcrumbs to the beef mixture as it was hard to keep the patties sticking together. The avocado salsa is delicious and compliments the burger! Read More
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