Chipotle Burgers with Creamy Avocado Sauce

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Chipotle Burgers with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Prep Time: minutes
Cook Time: minutes
Yields: servings


  • For the Burgers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 chipotles in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4-6 Cheese slices
  • 4-6 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato
  • lettuce
  • For the Creamy Avocado Sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15-20 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • splash of water
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise or cream (optional)

Spicing up your cheeseburgers with chipotles might convert you over for life. The smoky heat from the chipotles seems to be a natural fit for beef and we are taming these burgers with a cool, fresh Avocado Sauce. So good!


  1. In a mixing bowl combine 1 pound of ground beef, 2 minced chipotles in adobo (with stems and seeds removed), 2-3 tablespoons of finely chopped onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and some freshly cracked pepper.
  2. Combine well and form into 4 patties each 1/4 lb. in size, or 6 smaller burgers.
  3. The burgers can be cooked as you see fit. I usually saute them in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side and then finish them off in a 425ºF oven for 4-6 minutes, adding the cheese slices to the burgers for the last couple of minutes. I also put the buns in the oven as the burgers finish cooking.
  4. For the Creamy Avocado Sauce, add the following ingredients to a blender or food processor: 1 avocado, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 jalapeño, 2 garlic cloves, 15-20 sprigs cilantro, juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper, and a splash of water. Combine well. You can also add a drizzle of cream or 1 tablespoon mayonnaise.
  5. Coat each hamburger bun with the Creamy Avocado Sauce and serve with your choice of lettuce, tomato, and other fixings.

Chef Notes

Be sure to finely chop the onion. If left chunky it can make the patties crumble.

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