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Chorizo Burger Recipe
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Chorizo Burger

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"An extremely flavorful Spanish style burger made from beef and Spanish chorizo sausage, topped with caramelized onions and smoky red pepper ranch sauce and shavings of Manchego cheese served in sweet brioche buns."

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Original recipe makes 4 burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground sirloin and chorizo using your hands. Set aside to let the flavors blend.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add one chopped onion, and saute until tender. Transfer the onion to a blender, and add the red pepper, Ranch dressing, saffron, and paprika. Pulse until fairly smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and add the remaining onions, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 15 minutes until the onions are golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the grill for high heat. Form the meat into four patties, slightly larger than the buns.
  5. Place burgers on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Split buns in half, and spread butter on the inside. Place on the grill to toast briefly.
  6. Place burgers onto buns, and top with caramelized onion and the roasted pepper ranch sauce. Sprinkle with a few shavings of manchego cheese, and place the top of the bun on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 26, 2008

Great tasting burgers. First time we made these they were a bit crumbly on the pitt. The 2nd time however, we added an egg to the meat mixture and they came out perfectly shaped and stayed together. No crumbly pieces. We'll be making these again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2012

Love the idea... I seen that there were some rewiews that said that the burger fell apart during cooking so I added egg... But this didn't help. As I said great idea but it didn't work for me. :)

Dec 29, 2005

I recently tried chorizo and fell in love with it and coudn't wait to try this recipe. Unfortunately, the grocers must be conspiring against me, as not one of them sold chorizo this week, so I made this with Hot Italian Sausage. It was wonderful, the sauce fabulous and versatile (I am already thinking of other things to use the sauce on) Everyone liked. Thanks!

Dec 15, 2004

Yum - I omitted the ranch dressing (not my thing, but I kept the rest of the pepper mixture...makes a nice dressing) and substituted ground chuck since Sirloin is a bit to lean to make juicy burgers, but this was delish!

Jun 23, 2007

Used ground turkey and chicken chorizo from Trader Joes. Came out yummy and healthier!

Oct 12, 2008

Followed the recipe minus the saffron and manchego cheese. Couldn't find them in two local grocery stores. In place, used a dash of caynenne pepper, and 1/4 slice of gouda cheese. Used mini-wheat buns, buttered and toasted in the oven at 350. Definitely too much sauce, but tasted so yummy, would go great with fries!

Jun 07, 2010

Horrible fell apart on the grill if it needs eggs or something to hold it together it should be listed in the recipe

May 13, 2010

This was pretty good. I did half the recipe for the sauce and still had extra. I wasnt sure if this was mexican chorizo, but it was what I had so I used it. I also did not like the brown sugar with the onions, it was way to sweet for me. Next time I would leave the brown sugar out. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will make it again with a few changes.


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  • Calories
  • 1361 kcal
  • 68%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 230 mg
  • 77%
  • Fat
  • 105.5 g
  • 162%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 59.3 g
  • 119%
  • Sodium
  • 2843 mg
  • 114%

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

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