If you are looking to add different flavors to your burger recipe, make this Chipotle Burger. This beef patties have amazing texture and taste delicious.

Chipotle Burger on a plate with french fries
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We love grilling out burger patty and this chipotle chiles burger makes for a delicious ground beef recipe. This burger is served on a toasted bun with all your favorite toppings.

You will be amazed of the delicious chipotle flavor that makes your burger the ultimate burger. Add your favorite sides and topping for the perfect weeknight meal. Check out this Green Chili Burger, Peanut Butter Burger Recipe or Bacon Blue Cheese Burger for a delicious variation.

Ingredients

Chipotle burger ingredients - ground beef, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime, paprika, salt

For the Burgers: 

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Minced Chipotle Peppers (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • Adobo Sauce (from the can of chipotles in adobo) 
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Ground Cumin 

Make the Chipotle Sauce: 

  • Mayonnaise 
  • Sour Cream 
  • Lime (juiced) 
  • Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce 
  • Paprika 
  • Salt 

For Serving: 

  • Slices Pepper Jack Cheese 
  • Ripe Fresh Avocados sliced
  • Lettuce Leaves
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Butter (for the buns) 

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How to Make Chipotle Burger

Forming the hamburger patties

Step 1 – Divide the ground beef into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick.  Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.

Combining the sauce ingredients

Step 2 – Place all the chipotle sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.  Refrigerate while you prepare the burgers.  Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees F). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.

Seasoning the patties

Step 3 – Season the patties with salt, pepper, garlic powder and ground cumin.

Placing hamburger patties on the grill

Step 4 – Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-8 minutes flipping the patties halfway through the cook time. Cook depending on how you like your burger cooked (see notes). 

  • Step 7 – Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the burgers are cooked to your preference.
  • Step 8 – Add the cheese to the patties for the last minute of the cook time to melt the cheese.  Remove the patties from the grill.  
  • Step 9 – Butter the buns and place them on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
  • Step 10 – Spread the chipotle sauce onto the bottom bun.  Then top with lettuce, a patty, tomato and sliced avocados.  
  • Step 11 – Serve immediately while warm and enjoy.

How do you know Chipotle Burger is done 

Here are the internal temperatures needed based on how you like your burgers prepared.  

  • Rare Burgers – 125 degrees F 
  • Medium-Rare Burgers – 135 degrees F 
  • Medium Burgers – 145 degrees F 
  • Well-Done Burgers – 160 degrees F 

Recipe Tips

  • Oil – Use any oil with a high smoke point. Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or avocado oil will all work great in this recipe.
  • Prepare Griddle – Preheat in grill and oil the grill grates. This prevents the burgers from sticking.

Burger Topping Ideas

Add your favorite classic burger topping to this Chipotle Burger.

  • Red Onion
  • Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Chipotle Mayo
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
Chipotle Burger sliced on a plate with french fries

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Chipotle Burger sliced on a plate with french fries

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Chipotle Burger

5 from 2 votes
If you are looking to add different flavors to your burger recipe, make this Chipotle Burger. This beef patties have amazing texture and taste delicious.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 887

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo Finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Adobo Sauce from the can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin

For the Chipotle Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • For Serving:
  • 6 Slices Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 2 Ripe Fresh Avocados sliced
  • 6 Lettuce Leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter for the buns

Instructions

  • Divide the ground beef into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick.  Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.
  • Place all the chipotle sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.  Refrigerate while you prepare the burgers.
  • Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees F). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.
  • Season the patties with salt, pepper, garlic powder and ground cumin.
  • Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-8 minutes (flipping the patties halfway through the cook time) depending on how you like your burger cooked (see notes).  Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the burgers are cooked to your preference.
  • Add the cheese to the patties for the last minute of the cook time to melt the cheese.  Remove the patties from the grill.
  • Butter the buns and place them on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
  • Spread the chipotle sauce onto the bottom bun.  Then top with lettuce, a patty, tomato and sliced avocados.
  • Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Here are the internal temperatures needed based on how you like your burgers prepared.  
Rare Burgers – 125 degrees F 
Medium-Rare Burgers – 135 degrees F 
Medium Burgers – 145 degrees F 
Well-Done Burgers – 160 degrees F 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Use any oil with a high smoke point. Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or avocado oil will all work great in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 887kcal, Carbohydrates 34g, Protein 40g, Fat 66g, Saturated Fat 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat 12g, Monounsaturated Fat 26g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 151mg, Sodium 2316mg, Potassium 961mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 2341IU, Vitamin C 15mg, Calcium 295mg, Iron 6mg

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