Chipotle Jack Burgers

  • By KJ

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.

Chipotle Jack Burgers in a basket with french fries and toppings all around.

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.

Chipotle Jack Burgers in a basket with french fries and toppings all around.

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!

Ground hamburger in a glass bowl with the burger ingredients around it before mixing in.
Ground hamburger in a glass bowl with the chipotle burger ingredients ready to be mixed 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.

Formed hamburger patties on a baking sheet ready for the grill.

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

Chipotle Jack Burgers on the grill being flipped.
A bowl of chipotle mayo.

Toppings…Assemble!

Chipotle mayo

Leader of the toppings gang, this smoky homemade sauce is understated but packs a punch. It brings together all of the other flavors perfectly.

Traditional toppers

Let’s not forget about the sidekicks. Each brings another layer of flavor to Team Taste. 

Lettuce & tomato – The dynamic duo that’s always there for you.

Guacamole – Green and loveable. Wants to do the right thing. Use store-bought or whip up a quick batch of The Best Simple Guacamole.

Pico de gallo– Spicy and vibrant. Most likely to get fresh with you.

Sour cream – Smooth-talking with a tangy personality. 

Buns

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.

Grilled Chipotle Jack Burgers on a plate with buns, toppings and french fries all around.
A close-up photo of a Chipotle Jack Burger.

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Chipotle Jack Burgers in a basket with french fries and toppings all around.

Chipotle Jack Burgers


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

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!


Ingredients

Scale

For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 brioche buns

For the chipotle mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

Topping ideas:

  • Guacamole
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sour cream
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce

Instructions

For the burgers:

  1. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat, about 450-500 degrees. . In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, seasoned salt, chipotle powder and rolled oats. Gently mix together until completely combined.
  2. Evenly divide the meat mixture into fourths. Roll each fourth into a ball in your hands and gently flatten to desired burger thickness, making sure the center has a slight divot to ensure even cooking.
  3. Place the burgers on the grill and grill on each side for about 5 minutes, or until desired doneness is achieved. Place the cheese slices directly on top of the burgers within the last couple minutes of cooking to get a melty cheese. If you like your buns to be grilled as well, place them on the top grate of the grill at this time until the cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked through.

For the chipotle mayo:

  1. In a small bowl, stir to combine the mayo, chipotle powder and liquid smoke. Build the burgers by smearing the chipotle mayo on the bottom sides of the buns, placing the burgers on top and then followed by desired toppings and the top bun. Enjoy!

Notes

  • 85/15 or 80/20 ground beef is recommended for this recipe.
  • Topping ideas: guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce or tomato.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 685
  • Sugar: 5.6g
  • Fat: 47.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 28.2g
  • Cholesterol: 161mg

Keywords: Chipotle Jack Burgers

Chipotle Jack Burgers

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Recipe originally posted on August 2, 2019 – updated on June 30, 2022.

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