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Spicing up your cheeseburgers with chipotles might convert you over for life. And when drenched in a creamy avocado sauce you just made the best burger in town. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Chipotle Burgers with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Chipotles in adobo give these burgers a smoky, spicy flavor.  And when drenched in a creamy avocado sauce you just made the best burger in town.  So good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 chipotles in adobo
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2-3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4-6 cheese slices
  • 4-6 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato
  • lettuce

For the Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 jalapeno
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 15-20 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • splash of water
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise or cream (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl combine 1 lb. ground beef, two minced chipotles in adobo (with stems and seeds removed), 2-3 Tablespoons of finely chopped onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and some freshly cracked pepper.  
  • Combine well and form into 4 patties each 1/4 lb. in size, or 6 smaller burgers. 
  • The burgers can be cooked as you see fit.  I usually saute them in a skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side and then finish them off in a 425F oven for 4-6 minutes, adding the cheese slices to the burgers for the last couple minutes.   I also put the  buns in the oven as the burgers finish cooking. 
  • For the Creamy Avocado Sauce, add the following ingredients to a blender or food processor: 1 avocado, 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1/4 jalapeno, 2 garlic cloves, 15-20 sprigs cilantro, juice of 1 lime, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper, and a splash of water.  Combine well.  You can also add a drizzle of cream or 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise.
  • Coat each hamburger bun with the Creamy Avocado Sauce and serve with your choice of lettuce, tomato, and other fixings.  


Be sure to finely chop the onion.  If left chunky it can make the patties crumble. 


Calories: 567kcal