Beef and Chorizo Burgers with Roasted Chile Mayonnaise

Chorizo comes in two forms - fresh and cured. Fresh chorizo (used in this recipe) is a common ingredient in Mexican dishes, while the cured (which comes completely coked) in more often found in Spanish cuisine.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Roasted Chile Mayonnaise

1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons lime juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
small poblano chile

Burgers

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb bulk chorizo sausage or Italian pork sausage, crumbled
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
slices (1 oz each) Monterey Jack cheese
4
hamburger buns, split
1
medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 2 Remove stem, seeds and membranes from chile; cut chile lengthwise into quarters. Place skin side down on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until skin is blackened and blistered. Immediately place chile in bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; cool 5 minutes. Peel off blackened skin; rinse with water. Set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix beef, chorizo, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 4 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, top each patty with cheese and place buns, cut sides down, on grill. Cook until cheese is melted and buns are toasted. Remove burgers and buns from grill; cover to keep warm.
  • 5 Finely chop roasted chile; stir into mayonnaise mixture. Spread 1 tablespoon mixture on cut sides of buns. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with tomato. Cover with top halves of buns.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
1580mg
1580%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.