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Lovely recipe, we had the Aussie version of burgers with tomato, lettuce, cheese and beetroot. Used Chipotle Aioli and Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Will always make burgers this way now. Since I found a source to buy chipotle in adobo here I am always looking for ways to use them.
I’m so glad you liked it Tricia!
I just tried this burger and my oh my was it delicious! It was juicy with the right amount of spiciness! I added a bit of lime juice for an extra zing.
Tried this last night & they were the best burgers I’ve ever made. Used 80/20 ground beef; a little less than 1 1/2 lbs, and used 3 chipotles. I made patties & froze ahead of time so we could have a few meals. They weren’t too spicy at all & they were so juicy. My husband eats his well done & I eat mine very rare & we were both equally happy. Just outstanding. Thanks for a recipe we’ll enjoy for a long time.
I tried this recipe and it was delicious! Looking forward to making the Asian salad and zucchini turkey burgers next.
3-4 whole chipotles in 1.5 pounds of meat? I make the smittenkitchen.com southwestern brisket (3 lbs) with two whole chipotles and it’s quite intense. Could this be a typo? Just wondering.
Good point. I guess it depends on the size of the chipotle peppers you are using, and how much spiciness you like. I’ve clarified and lowered the range in the recipe. Our chipotle meatballs recipe uses 1 1/2 pounds of meat and 1-3 chilies.
Elise, this was absolutely delicious! Everyone, from my 96 year old mom to my picky purist-hamburger husband, loved this, which we made for our 4th of July dinner. Also loved the melon salad recipe. Thanks for your always-creative ideas.
Over here, I don’t know where to get chipotle peppers but I think I’ll start looking!
This recipe looks great! If you can’t find Poblano chile peppers in the store, try Pasilla peppers. In the US, most grocery stores label them as Pasilla when they are actually Poblano peppers. They are fantastic roasted, well worth the small amount of effort.
Good point Dawn on the labeling of these chilies. Diana Kennedy explains that in certain parts of Mexico, what are known as poblanos everywhere else in Mexico, are known as pasilla. There just happen to be lots of immigrants to the US from the part of Mexico that calls the poblano chilies pasilla, creating the confusion.
It can be confusing figuring out which brand of chipotles in abobo to buy. I prefer brands that use whole ingredients and no mystery ingredients.
Embasa brand uses “Chipotle Peppers, Water, Tomato Puree, Vegetable Oil (Corn or Safflower), Wheat Flour, Salt, Vinegar, Starch, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color and Spices.
While San Marcos brand uses “Chipotle Peppers, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Onions, Canola Oil, Sugar, Salt, Paprika and Garlic.”
Onions are better than onion powder, garlic is better than garlic powder. “Caramel color and spices” is too vague for me. And I like that San Marcos has vinegar high up in its ingredient list, compared to water as the second ingredient in the Embasa brand.
I’d be interested to hear other people’s preferences with chipotles in adobo.