Spicy Cheddar Stuffed Burger [Chipolte)
1 (7-ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, undrained
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 teaspoons steak seasoning
1/2 (10-ounce) package Cheddar cheese, cut into 4 thick (1.25-ounce) slices
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
red onion slices
romaine lettuce leaves
Process chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Measure 4 teaspoons
puree, reserving remainder for another use, if desired. Combine 4 teaspoons
puree, ground beef, and steak seasoning in a large bowl until blended. (Do
not overwork meat mixture.) Shape mixture into 8 (4-inch) patties; place 1
cheese slice on each of 4 patties. Top with remaining 4 patties, pressing
edges to seal. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 7 to 8
minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink. Serve burgers on buns
with desired toppings.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal
Steak Seasoning and Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Yield: Makes 4 servings