Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Salsa Recipe -
Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chipotle Burgers with Avocado Salsa

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 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.
  3. Lightly toss remaining cilantro in a bowl with avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
  4. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 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...

Jul 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.

Jun 30, 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!!

Jun 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.

Sep 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 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.

Sep 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!

Oct 07, 2012

I should have read the reviews first. I used the entire can of peppers and it is so hot!


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  • Calories
  • 503 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 593 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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