Chipotle Barbecue Burgers with Slaw

  • carolfitz Posted: 07/05/09
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    Made to recipe but mixed the sauce, chiles, garlic & egg before adding the beef and crumbs. Formed the four patties thinner than the recommended half-inch, made a thumb-sized dimple in the middle of each, very light coat of cooking spray, and then in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before grilling. Served with CL's Elote (grilled corn on the cob). Very good.

  • Buklbny Posted: 05/10/10
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    I agree with those who say these burgers were meat-loafy. Ick. Also, not enought chipotle flavor for me. Love the idea of adding chipotle to my burgers....but think I can do it better my own way.

  • texascottage Posted: 07/28/09
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    Wow! The burgers were a bit hot--maybe I put too much chipotle sauce in it! I will make them again but watch how my chipotle intake. I LOVED the slaw and will definitely make that many times. Both were quick and easy.

  • julie64 Posted: 02/21/10
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    These were delish! Used chipotle chili powder rather than chopped chilis for more even flavor and could make them much spicier. My husband and son loved them! Served with barbeque sauce since I'm the only one who likes slaw. Was a wonderful blend of spicy and sweet. Into the rotation it goes!

  • Debbie17 Posted: 11/16/10
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    Yumm. Husband said that he would pay money for this in a restaurant. Was too last to open a can of chipotle so used 1 tsp chipotle chili powder.

  • JasonM Posted: 03/02/09
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    I don't typically even TRY coleslaw because of my dislike of all the coleslaw I've tried. For some reason, I was willing to give this recipe a try in spite of its use of coleslaw. I was not disappointed. I had to make one substitution: we were out of ground beef, so I had to use ground turkey instead. The burgers were no less delicious. I will say, however, that if you're expecting a very meaty, typical burger-like texture, you're not likely to get it from this burger due to the egg and breadcrumbs inside which give it an almost veggie burger texture. Texture aside, though, these were excellent. The only other changes I made were to add about 1/4 tsp of salt to the meat mixture and I spread 1 tsp of barbecue sauce on the bottom half of each bun. We'll definitely make these again.

  • cookingmouse Posted: 05/28/09
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    These were a hit in my house. They were so tasty and had just the right amount of spice. The slaw is a must. These were so simple to make. I doubled the recipe for a BBQ and put the extras in the freezer. My husband, however, made me take them out two days later because he wanted to have them again.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 05/08/10
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    I just did not like the meat-loafy texture of these burgers. I did use half ground turkey and half lean ground beaf, which I know somewhat alters the texture, but the addition of the bread crumbs and eggs just didn't do it for me. I know that I could make something better all by myself.

  • Claireja Posted: 01/10/09
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    I have come to realize that I don't like adobo sauce so please take my opinion with a grain of salt. I really didn't like the burgers, but the idea to put slaw onto a burger is genius. I'll definitely be doing that again with a different burger.

  • jill0609 Posted: 02/13/09
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    This burger was really moist and flavorful. Instead of grilling, we like to bake our burgers, and I did this one at 400 for about 20 minutes and it was medium. The slaw was ok but I used broccoli slaw and would probably use cabbage slaw next time.

  • ilah1953 Posted: 02/17/09
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    This is a staple in my house. It comes together in less than 30-minutes and the burgers are delicious---hot & spicy but chilled down with the slaw, which I usually add a couple more teaspoons of sugar to. Try using fresh minced garlic instead of the bottled stuff.

  • laebrown Posted: 04/11/09
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    Whoo! These are filling! Threw in a little of the adobo sauce the chipotles were packed in, a few dashes of chili powder, and broiled onion buns with pepper jack cheese on them. Also put a few pieces of onion and tomato on my burger. Yum yum! Served with some canned corn (grilled corn would be ideal), the meal was rounded out perfectly! Will definitely make again.

  • 2boyzmom Posted: 07/30/09
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    Can't wait to have these again....we froze 2 patties for another time. We used ground Chuck and I doubled the mayo, sour cream and vinegar since I found the slaw to be a little on the dry side. I did not use fat free ingredients since I usually dislike the taste. But overall these were the best burgers we've had in a long time!! Something different from the ordinary.

  • Mommy2Owen Posted: 05/18/09
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    We loved these. Easy to make, tasty--definately spicy. We will definately make these again.

  • vhalpern Posted: 05/30/10
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    I actually didn't make the chipotle burgers, so I am just rating the coleslaw. I made the coleslaw and threw it on some shredded bbq chicken sandwiches on whole wheat buns. The coleslaw was awesome but it tastes a lot better on the sandwiches than alone. I only used 1/2 tsp of sugar instead of the tsp that it calls for because it seemed like too much! Very good recipe for healthy coleslaw!

  • ldoninphx Posted: 07/05/09
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    For cooks who like to grill, like myself, I changed 2 or 3 things. I made the pattys according to the recipe but omitted the breadcrumbs and the egg. I grilled 5 minutes on each side for well done. I made the slaw exactly like the recipe reads. I took the advice of another user and put extra BBQ sauce on the bottom bun. I took the advice of another user and added 1/4 tsp. salt to the meat. I didn't have sweet potato chips, so I served Sweet Maui Onion Flavored Chips, which are from Poore Bros, probably regional. They were absolutely delicious, the burgers that is, and I will make them again and again. We served these burgers for the 4th of July.

  • JanieRG Posted: 07/07/09
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    Great burger. I doubled the recipe and used 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound ground turkey. I served it with my own cole slaw and a slice of avocado.

  • kyleMc Posted: 08/25/10
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    Used lean ground turkey breast instead and they turned out great, very flavorful.

  • theapprentice Posted: 03/19/10
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    Great recipe! I followed it to the T, and it came out perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. This one goes on the rotation.

  • MickLV Posted: 06/19/10
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    I made some substitutions and came up with a very good southwest style burger. I used 7% ground sirloin to give it added taste. Instead of bread crumbs, I substituted ground corn tortilla chips (ground fine). I used processed egg white vs. the egg...it mixes a little better.

  • mar123 Posted: 02/21/11
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    My family and I enjoyed this meal. I did use ground turkey instead of beef (we are not big beef eaters). I think I over cooked the patties. BUT over all this was very tasty. We had it with a side of baked sweet potatos. * I did double the mayo and s/c in the slaw!

  • mikaylav3 Posted: 01/21/11
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    Made these for dinner one night and it instantly became one of my favorite recipes! The serving size is huge for the amount of calories! So so so so good!

  • momofboys75 Posted: 06/15/11
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    This burger is delicious and a big hit with everyone who has tried it. If you use the extra lean ground turkey, it is a bit dry- I usually use the Lean ground turkey or ground sirloin. I also add more BBQ sauce & garlic than called for. The slaw is very cool in contrast to the spicy burger. One of our summer staples!!

  • rlpitts1913 Posted: 07/05/11
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    i modified it obviously and made turkey sliders instead of full burgers... but i also did not add in the breadcrumbs or the bbq sauce... i put in 3 peppers for a little more kick, and stuffed little slices smoked gouda cheese inside before grilling the burgers. for the slaw... i didn't have vinegar, so i used a 3-4 drops of lemon juice and lime juice, and added water to get it to the right consistency... i mean you can season it however you like... but these are to die for... even if you don't eat slaw... it just adds the extra touch to the burger. my brother will tell you... he doesn't even eat slaw, but he did on sunday!

  • lhendrix16 Posted: 07/02/11
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    I too did not like the meat-loafy texture. I used ground sirloin. Followed the recipe exactly. I added some jalapenos. It was just ok.

  • Queendeo Posted: 07/04/11
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    The Chipotle gives these burgers a really wonderful smokiness, even the kids like it. I would make these for company.

  • daneanp Posted: 07/18/12
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    DH and I thought these were really good. Too much spice for DD. We dribbled a little A-1 sauce on the top of lightly grilled whole wheat buns. I served it with Confetti Pasta Salad, also from Cooking Light. It was like a cookout meal on a weeknight. :-) I will definitely make it again.

  • KellyfromTifton Posted: 07/19/13
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    Loved the coleslaw. Have made this several times to go with blackened fish, spicy chicken etc.

  • KathrynNC Posted: 09/21/13
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    We thought these were great! Only modification was using freshly minced garlic (I don't do that bottled stuff). Served with a small side of sweet potatoes oven fries with chipotle-lime aioli for dipping.

  • kcirred2 Posted: 07/05/13
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    This recipe is one of my favorites. It requires no modification for the burgers. I use slaw from the grocery store deli counter rather than making the slaw from scratch.

  • horgan1989 Posted: 07/17/13
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    Family thought these burgers were awesome. The coleslaw paired perfectly with the burger.

  • maclean92 Posted: 01/31/14
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    I made these Burgers exactly as the recipe said and added a slice of low-fat pepperjack cheese to each one and they were a HUGE hit! So flavorful :-)

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