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Chipotle Burgers

Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type: Gas
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    15 mins

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 10 mins


the Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced chiles in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 2 pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pushed through a press
  • 2 tablespoons minced chiles in adobo
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Red onion slices
  • 1 avocado, pitted, sliced

Special Equipment

  • instant-read thermometer

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  • Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • On a stovetop or side burner preheat a large skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the oil and tomatoes and stir to coat. Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes begin to break down, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining ingredients and continue to cook until the tomatoes release their juices and the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • Mix the patty ingredients, and then gently and briefly form four patties of equal size, each about (1 inch) thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about (1 inch) wide in the center of each patty to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • Grill the patties over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to 160°F (or your preferred doneness), 8 to 10 minutes for medium, turning once or twice. During the last minute of grilling time, toast the rolls, cut side down, over direct heat.
  • Serve the patties on the toasted rolls with the jam, lettuce, red onion, and avocado.

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