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Chipotle Cheeseburgers

Heat up a casual meal with these zippy mozzarella burgers. You can substitute ground turkey for the beef and your favorite sliced cheese. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top with cheese. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 458 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 838mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • cynandtom
    Jun 28, 2018

    Great burger recipe! We love the kick of the chipotle and overall flavor. We used Pepper Jack Cheese and also topped with bacon. Delicious!

  • angelasandoval
    Oct 5, 2012

    To suit our tastes, doubled the chipotles, topped with pepper jack and served on bun with lettuce, tomato and avocado slices. Delicious!

  • ilka896
    Apr 21, 2012

    Very good burger

  • aliindner
    Apr 14, 2012

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  • beme6267
    Apr 12, 2012

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  • aug2295
    May 1, 2011

    Yum! These went over really well here - and they were so quick and easy.

  • justmbeth
    Jul 26, 2010

    These were great! We did ours with ground buffalo and pepper jack. We could handle a bit spicier for our tastes, we know to adjust for more peppers next time.

  • jen rohlfs
    May 17, 2010

    Sooo good!!! Very moist and so flovorful!! I did pump up the chipotles because we like spicy, and used pepper jack cheese because mozzarella did not sound right! but even my picky eater loved them!

  • MelShep27
    Feb 6, 2010

    Loved them! If you took a bite with the pepper they can some kick to them. Too spicy for my little ones, but my husband and oldest son liked them. Nice change from regular cheeseburgers.

  • Aimster03
    Jan 22, 2010

    This was ok, but I wouldn't make it again as is. It needed more flavor.