Grilled Chipotle Burgers with Guacamole

Grilled Chipotle Burgers with Guacamole

Looking for a change from plain old hamburgers? With smoky chipotles inside and zippy guacamole on top, these will do the trick.
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 2 1/2 lb (1.25 kg) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) red pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt, if desired
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can Old El Paso* Chopped Green Chilies
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, undrained
  • 8 slices Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, if desired
  • 8 burger buns, split
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, green chiles and chipotle chiles. Shape into 8 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  2. In medium bowl, mash guacamole ingredients, using pastry blender or fork.
  3. Place patties on grill over medium heat. cover grill; cook 13 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160ºF (71ºC). Top each patty with cheese slice; cook just until cheese is melted. To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cook time.
  4. Layer buns with tomato slices, burgers and guacamole.

Expert Tips

  • Tip: You can control the spiciness of these burgers by adjusting the amount of chipotle chiles and adobo sauce in them.
  • Short on time? : Skip the guacamole and top your burger with a slice of avocado instead.
  • Substitution: Canned chipotle chilies can be substituted with 3 tsp/15 mL chipotle hot red pepper sauce.