Spicy Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers

Remaining chipotle pepper puree may be frozen in a zip-top plastic freezer bag to use at another time.

Shape patties like a pro: Cut the unwrapped ground meat into the number of patties called for in the recipe; then gently roll portions into balls, and flatten by pressing each one once with the palm of your hand.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 57 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 57 Minutes


1 (7-oz.) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 pounds ground chuck
2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
1/2 (10-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 6 thick slices
6 sesame seed hamburger buns
Toppings: tomato slices, red onion slices, romaine lettuce leaves, yellow mustard, mayonnaise


1. Process chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Combine ground beef, steak seasoning, and 3 to 4 tsp. chipotle pepper puree, in a large bowl until blended. (Do not overwork meat mixture.) Reserve remaining puree for another use.

2. Shape beef mixture into 12 (4-inch) patties; place 1 cheese slice on each of 6 patties. Top with remaining 6 patties, pressing edges to seal. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 8 hours.

3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center. Serve burgers on buns with desired toppings.

Note: We tested with McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning.

July 2010
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