Chipotle Jack Burgers are the perfect reason to fire up your grill! An ordinary burger gets superpowers.
These burgers are packed full of flavor from the seasonings and chipotle powder, topped off with zesty, melty pepper jack cheese, and smeared with smoky chipotle mayo. Add in some guac and pico and….Boom! Pow! Flavor!
Grilling up a batch of burgers is a great way to spend some time outdoors and take a second to slow the pace down. Then hurry it back up because you’ll be anxious to eat right away. Once you bite into one, you’ll experience an “ooohhhh myyy” effect!
Go ahead. Go back for seconds.
Why KJ Loves Chipotle Jack Burgers
I can’t get over how fun these burgers are! No boring burger nights around here with these Chipotle Jack Burgers! Everything about them is festive and flavorful – from the patties to the cheese to the toppings! Pile your taco toppings high onto this cheesy, zesty burger and dig in. How fun would these be for a backyard bbq with friends? Count me in!
Tips For Making Chipotle Jack Burgers
Don’t use lean beef.
Now’s not the time to go “healthy.” You’re eating a hamburger, for goodness sake. For the juiciest, most flavorful burgers, you’ll want no leaner than 80%.
Don’t over-mix the beef.
Over-mixing will make your hamburgers dense. To mix the beef, use your fingers in a combing motion. Then form balls and pat them down.
Make a divot
Ever make burgers that look like a lumpy rock? Here’s the solution: If you press the center down to make a divot, the center of the burger will cook the same as the sides. Plus, you’ll have a nice, flat-looking patty.
Hamburger Cooking Temperatures
Rare: 120 to 125°F
Medium Rare: 130 to 135°F
Medium Well: 150 to 155°F
Well Done: 160 to 165°F
Leader of the toppings gang, this smoky homemade sauce is understated but packs a punch. It brings together all of the other flavors perfectly.
Let’s not forget about the sidekicks. Each brings another layer of flavor to Team Taste.
Sour cream – Smooth-talking with a tangy personality.
A delectable vehicle to transport all the fillings to your mouth. We love brioche buns, toasted and smeared with butter, or drizzled with olive oil and grilled for extra flare.
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Recipe originally posted on August 2, 2019 – updated on June 30, 2022.