Spicy Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers

Ingredients

  • 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

  • Toppings: tomato slices, red onion slices, romaine lettuce leaves, yellow mustard, mayonnaise

Directions

Step 1

Process chipotle peppers in a blender until smooth. Measure 4 teaspoons puree, reserving remainder for another use, if desired.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese.