Chorizo Burger


These flavorful beef and chorizo burgers are topped with caramelized onions, a smoky red pepper and ranch sauce, and shavings of Manchego cheese atop sweet brioche buns.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 burgers



  • 1 pound ground sirloin

  • 1 pound chorizo sausage

  • 4 soft egg buns or brioche

  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese, grated

Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 medium onions, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste

Ranch Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 cup ranch dressing

  • 1 roasted red pepper, quartered

  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika

  • 1 pinch powdered saffron


  1. Start the burgers: Mix ground sirloin and chorizo together with your hands in a large bowl until well combined. Set aside to let the flavors blend while you cook the onions and make the sauce.

  2. Cook the onions: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, brown sugar, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until onions are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  3. At the same time, make the sauce: Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until tender. Transfer onion to a blender. Add ranch dressing, red pepper, paprika, and saffron; pulse until fairly smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

  4. Finish the burgers: Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Form meat mixture into four patties, slightly larger than the buns.

  5. Cook burgers on the preheated grill until well done, about 5 minutes per side. Split buns in half and spread butter on the insides. Toast briefly on the grill.

  6. Place burgers onto buns and top with caramelized onions, ranch sauce, and Manchego cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1361 Calories
106g Fat
39g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 106g 135%
Saturated Fat 33g 167%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 2746mg 119%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 218mg 17%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 975mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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