Spicy Burger w/ Chipotle Mayo, Avocado, Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

Spicy Burger w/ Chipotle Mayo, Avocado, Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

I have a fun burger for you today. This is my spicy burger w/ chipotle mayo, avocado, cilantro and pepper Jack cheese. It has a kick to it, but the avocado and veggies help cool it down a bit.

This is a fun summer or fall burger that is perfect for game day entertaining. If you have kids that don’t like anything too spicy, you can substitute regular mayo for the chipotle mayo and use some cheddar or American cheese in place of the pepper Jack cheese.

I like to use a sesame seed bun for this burger. Just spray them with a little butter spray and toast them on the grill right before the burgers come off. They get nice and toasty and the crispy texture helps them hold up well to the mound of other ingredients.

I use my standard hamburger mix of ground beef, McCormick grill seasoning, bread crumbs, and egg and Worcestershire sauce (confession – I can never spell that word without Google.)

Spicy Burger w/ Chipotle Mayo, Avocado, Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

I just mix everything together with my hands and form 4 patties. I have an ancient hamburger press that I got back when I briefly sold Tupperware and it comes in handy when making hamburgers, but I just use my hands a lot of the time and save myself from the extra dishes.

I think burgers are best cooked on the outdoor grill, but winter is coming and we will need to improvise. As much as I love my George Foreman Grill, I would prefer to cook my burgers in a cast iron skillet. I use pretty lean beef (90/10) and they are a little dry when I cook them on the Foreman grill. Most recipes call for ground chuck for a juicy burger, but I like to use a leaner cut and add lots of flavor with veggies and toppings (and cheeeeeese!)

To make the chipotle mayonnaise, I just add some chipotle in adobo sauce to mayonnaise and mix it together. I have a post on various ways to spice up mayo that you can find here.

Here is a list of all of the toppings that make this burger fantastic:

  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Fresh cilantro

You can also add some bacon if you like a little bit of extra crunch.

Spicy Burgers w/ Chipotle Mayo, Avocado, Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

Yield: 4

1 burger

Spicy Burgers w/ Chipotle Mayo, Avocado, Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

Ingredients

  • For the Burgers
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean is what I use)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup regular bread crumbs
  • 1 tbl McCormick grill seasoning
  • 4 jumbo sesame seed buns
  • Butter spray to toast the buns
  • For the Toppings
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Chipotle mayonnaise (just take some chipotle in adobo sauce and chop finely and add to regular mayo - start off with very little chipotle and add until desired heat level is reached)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Combine all of the burger ingredients and form 4 patties. Cook on an outdoor grill or indoors in a cast iron skillet until they reach desired doneness. Add cheese toward the very end and melt. Remove the burgers from the grill.
  • Spray the buns with butter spray and toast on the grill until lightly brown.
  • Prepare each burger:
  • Take one bun and add the mayo to each side
  • Add one burger
  • Add 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 of a tomato
  • 2 leafs of lettuce
  • 8 sprigs of cilantro
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