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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Queso Fundido Burger

Sounds like a pretty fancy burger, doesn't it?  Actually, Queso Fundido means "melted cheese" in Spanish.... so technically this is just a melted cheese burger.  lol  But it really is more than that.  This burger not only has melted cheese, but it has beef AND chorizo AND chipotle... Whew.. there is a lot of flavor riding in these burger!!

Queso Fundido Burger
Adapted from Rick Bayless
Printable Recipe 
1/2 lbs ground chuck
4 oz Mexican chorizo (ground, not dried)
1-2 Tablespoons chipotle puree (toss a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into a food processor and puree)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices cheddar, American, or any kind of cheese of your liking
4 hamburger buns (I used King's Hawaiian sweet hamburger buns.. they're the BOMB!!!)
Lettuce/tomato (optional)
Chipotle Cheddar Tortilla Strips (optional)

In a large bowl, using your hands, mix together the ground beef, chorizo, chipotle puree, salt and pepper, until just combined.  Form into four patties and place on plate to rest.

Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Place the burgers over direct heat and grill for 5-8 minutes, flip and continue to grill until the burger is done to your like, at least another 3-5 minutes.  Place 1 slice of cheese on each patty about 2 minutes before you are ready to remove from grill.  Allow the cheese to melt and remove and let rest for 3 minutes.  Build your burger however you would like, but I do recommend the tortilla strips.. they really add a nice crunch to the burger!  Enjoy!

One Year Ago:  Grilled Tilapia with Garlic Parsley Aioli
Two Years Ago:  Raspberry Chipotle Chicken


StephenC said...

Where's the "Unprintable" recipe, you know, the one with all the four-letter words? Burger sounds terrific. Just gave me an idea of what to do with all the corned beef I still have.

Big Dude said...

You do have a lot of flavor packed into your burger. I like crunch so I'm sure I'd go for the chip addition.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Queso fundido just sounds ever so much more fun than melted cheese, doesn't it! And I like the addition of the crunchy tortill strips.

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

I'm loving everything about this burger, from the ingredients, to the Kings buns (I love them too) to those tortilla strips. This one has a big "wow" factor.

Yenta Mary said...

Wow, what a fabulous feast of flavors! And doesn't everything sound better in another language??? "Cheeseburger" just doesn't have the panache of "Queso Fundido Burger"!

Chris said...

I'm thinking I'd pile some of that slaw on there too! YUM!

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks delicious, Jenn, and I'm thinking I either need to go to bed for the night or track down the ingredients to make that burger now!