The sauce makes these burgers, and it makes them quite delicious.  I loved how easy it was to throw together…four ingredients anyone?  Super easy, I’d definitely make these again!

Southwest Chipotle Burgers


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground chuck or ground sirloin
  • 1-1/2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from the chipotle chili can)
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Chipotle-Lime Mayonnaise:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. adobo sauce (from the canned chipotle chilis)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

Combine mayonnaise, adobo sauce, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl.  Cover it and chill in the fridge.

Gently crumble beef into a bowl. Add the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, grated onion, garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper.  Use clean hands to gently mix things together, only mixing until it is just combined, don’t over-mix.

Divide into 4 patties (or 6 little ones) and place on a pre-heated grill, indoor grill pan, or skillet. While the burgers are cooking, toast buns and spread chipotle-lime sauce generouslyon each side of each bun. When the burgers are done, let them rest for 5 minutes then top with avocado, tomato, and/or lettuce.

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