Chipotle Cheeseburger: A Burger With A Fiery Twist

The classic cheeseburger gets a tasty update with the addition of GOYA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. These chipotle chiles are jalapeno peppers that have been dried, smoked, and then packed in a flavorful sauce made of tomatoes and other spices.

Here, we add these special peppers twice—first to the mayonnaise, which gets spread on the buns, and then mixed into the meat before its grilled. And don’t skip the red onions and tomatoes: they add a sweet, crisp bite.

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Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

¼ cup GOYA® Mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper from 1 can (12 oz.) GOYA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped, plus ¼ cup chipotle sauce from can
3 TBSP GOYA® Minced Garlic, divided
1 TBSP finely chopped fresh cilantro
GOYA®Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning, to taste
2 lbs. ground beef (80% lean)
1 TSP GOYA® Vegetable Oil
6 slices cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns
6 ¼” slices red onions
6 ½” slices tomatoes
6 lettuce leaves


  1. In medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. chipotle sauce, 1 tsp. garlic, cilantro and adobo; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In large bowl, gently mix together beef, chopped chipotle, 3 tbsp. chipotle sauce, remaining garlic and adobo until combined. Divide meat into 6 portions; form into 1”-thick patties. (Take care not to over-handle meat or else it will toughen).
  3. Prepare grill to medium-high heat, grease with oil (or heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat). Cook burgers, flipping once, until charred and cooked to desired doneness (about 12 minutes total for medium rare). Add cheese to patties about 5 minutes before taking them off grill.
  4. To assemble, divide patties evenly among bottom buns; top with onion slice, tomato slice, lettuce and top bun spread with reserved chipotle mayonnaise.

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