Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
16 Mins
Chill Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings

These burgers feature cheddar cheese that melts between two patties instead of on top of one. However, mixing chipotle pepper purée with the ground meat before stuffing the patties adds a deliciously spicy kick to the burgers themselves. Have tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, mustard, and mayonnaise on hand for guests to dress the hamburgers as they please.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Measure 4 teaspoons puree, reserving remainder for another use, if desired.

Step 2

Combine 4 teaspoons puree, ground beef, and steak seasoning in a large bowl until blended. (Do not overwork meat mixture.) Shape mixture into 8 (4-inch) patties; place 1 cheese slice on each of 4 patties. Top with remaining 4 patties, pressing edges to seal. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink. Serve burgers on buns with desired toppings.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Ratings & Reviews


August 26, 2017
Very good burger with a spicy taste.

LisaG70's Review

November 28, 2012

lovetotry's Review

July 25, 2009
delicious! all our friends loved it. will make it again.

nycook7's Review

June 14, 2009
These were the most amazing burgers - spicy and flavorful. I used Pepper Jack cheese and served them on onion rolls. Fantastic!!!!

klklein's Review

August 09, 2010
Very tasty - lots of heat in the chipotle peppers. Make sure to put enough cheese in the middle. The burgers turn out VERY BIG.

barkesg1598's Review

April 15, 2009
Instant hit for any that love burgers with a little kick. It is easy and simple to make and everyone loves that the cheese is melted on the inside.

kaishouse1422's Review

July 09, 2014
Wonderfully spicy! I used about twice the amount of chili and it was fantastic. I still had enough of the chili left over to make a spicy ketchup. I also made these as stuffed burgers with various cheeses. Will definitely make these again.

Iversarah's Review

May 03, 2009
We make these burgers every summer! They are a big hit! Very easy to make and always receive great reviews from our guests. Love the kick of the adobe.

Reaaaally Tasty!!

July 18, 2016
Thanks for sharing your recipe!! We are burger lovers!! Try them with our chile morita salsa and you will be amazed!!