Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chipotle Cheeseburgers

If you're looking to add a little "kick" to your grilled cheeseburgers this summer, you might want to try these out! It has just enough hint of flavoring in the meat to really make these some pretty special burgers for a fabulous lunch out on the patio.

Chipotle Cheeseburgers

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro

1 serrano chili pepper, very finely minced

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. seasoned salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 lb. ground beef

4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.

Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees and juices run clear. Top with cheese. Cover and cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato if desired.

We used my Chipotle Guacamole recipe as a topping.