Jun 27, 2013

Chorizo Burgers with Grilled Tomato and CheddarRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

4 Reviews

Serves: 4 // Prep time: 20 minutes | Grilling time: 8 to 10 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 1 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 lemons
  • 4 leaves lettuce

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 6 oz cured (not fresh) chorizo sausages
  • 1.25 lb ground chuck (80% lean)

Oil and Spices

  • .25 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • .5 tsp prepared chili powder


  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • .5 cups mayonnaise


  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese


  • 4 hamburger buns



  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon prepared chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1¼ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 6 ounces cured (not fresh) chorizo sausage, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, cut crosswise into 4 slices
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 thin slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 leaves lettuce


  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400° to 500°F).

  2. In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients.

  3. In a medium bowl gently mix the patty ingredients. With wet hands, form four patties of equal size, each about ¾ inch thick. Don’t compact the meat too much or the patties will be tough. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the center of each patty. This will help the patties cook evenly and prevent them from puffing on the grill. Brush the tomato slices on both sides with the oil.

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until they are cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once when the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last 4 minutes of grilling time, grill the tomato slices over direct medium-high heat until warmed through and tender, turning once. During the last minute of grilling time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt and toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat. Build each burger on a toasted bun with a patty, lettuce, grilled tomato, and sauce. Serve warm.

4 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Jun 29, 2013

Drover D

Best Burger Ever

Just finished two of these Chorizo Burgers. Oh baby, oh baby!
This is not your basic Cheeseburger. It is Deluxe. And then some. Great mix of flavors.
Followed the recipe exactly, except---- put the burgers on a multi-grain flat bread bun.

Type of Griller


Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 30, 2013

mark s

Tasty alternative to a normal burger

Very tasty with just the right kick.
I subbed Anduille sausage and processed it in a food processor before mixing with the beef.
The sauce was the perfect compliment .
This will be on my go to list of options for a gathering of friends.

Type of Griller


Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 30, 2013

Robert B

"Not Your Ordinary Burger"

It is super! MM-MM good! if your friends and the children are getting tired of the same old, same old hamburger, try this one. It is not complicated to make and really gives a zip to the meal. A tad spicy but easy on the tongue and the tummy. A good way to celebrate the 4th of July. Fix a couple for Mom and Dad and give it a try. You're gonna love it.

Type of Griller


Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jul 7, 2013

Russell R

yummy in the tummy

We were looking for a new burger recipe and Hello!
Went to our local butcher bought a half pound of his homemade chorizo and a pound of 90/10 ground beef it blended perfectly. Substituted the bun with original english muffin.

Type of Griller


Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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