Queso Fundido Burger

Printed from Jenn's Food Journey, adapted from Rick Bayless

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!