Cheesy Chipotle Burgers

Dish type
Main Dish
Ready in
35 minutes*


  • 1 1/2 lbs. extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 small chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded Chihuahua cheese (2 oz.), divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise with lime juice
  • 4 toasted whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • Black bean-corn salsa, jalapeño slices (optional)


Prep Time
20 minutes*
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ready in
35 minutes*
  1. In a large bowl combine beef, chipotles, garlic, paprika and chili powder; mix well. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
  2. Divide beef mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Using your thumb, press into the center of each ball to form a depression. Place 2 tablespoons of the cheese into each depression. Form beef mixture around cheese, shaping each into patties 1/2-inch thick. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F.) Grill patties 6 to 8 minutes per side or until beef is no longer pink (160°F).
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun. Top with 1 lettuce leaf and 2 tablespoons guacamole. Place burger on guacamole; top with 1 tablespoon salsa and jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
Per Serving
Calories 530, Calories Fat , Total Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 115mg, Sodium 770mg, Carbohydrate 26g, Protein 42g
Serving Size1
Total Fat29g
Total Fat (extra)45
Saturated Fat8g
Saturated Fat (extra)40
Cholesterol (extra)38
Sodium (extra)32
Carbohydrate (extra)9
Fiber (extra)8