Cilantro-Chipotle Cheeseburgers

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What’s your favorite cheese to go on a burger? Check out my ultimate taco cheeseburger with chipotle mayo and pepper jack.

A few weeks ago I told you about my love affair with cheeseburgers. Just looking at this photo is bringing on the craving, though that isn’t on the menu this week. But, oh, maybe it’s time for a change to the menu plan.

Apparently, nine out of ten Americans prefer cheese on their burgers. Did you know that? I’m one of nine, are you?

It boasts of my California heritage…. beef patty seasoned with traditional “taco” flavors, pepper jack cheese, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, all on a homemade hamburger bun and slathered with a delicious cilantro-chipotle mayonnaise.

It’s like a taco and a cheeseburger got married. And lived happily ever after.

If you’re game, I recommend you grill up a batch of these babies this weekend. You can thank me later.

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Cilantro-Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger, hamburger
Servings: 4
Calories: 669 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 16 ounces ground beef
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 ounces cheese: pepper jack sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro (2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce chopped
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tomato sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  1. In a medium bowl combine the beef, grated onion, cumin, salt, oregano, and pepper. Mix lightly. Divide the mixture into four parts. Pat each portion into a flat patty. Patties can be frozen at this point if you want to make them ahead of time. Divide them with layers of waxed paper. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place in a ziptop freezer bag and freeze. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before proceeding with the recipe.
  2. Cook over a hot grill. Once you've flipped the patties, add a slice of cheese to each one and allow to finish cooking. Cheese should be hot and melty.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, and chipotle in a small bowl.
  4. Prepare the hamburger buns by laying tomato, avocado slices, and lettuce leaves on each bottom. Spread mayonnaise on each.
  5. Add the hot burgers and assemble all the parts. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.

Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1 cheeseburger. 

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro-Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 669 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 969mg42%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 2510IU50%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 318mg32%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. YUM!!!!! This post has me craving a cheeseburger too!

  2. cherie says

    I have absolutely not had enough cheeseburgers this summer!

  3. I love love love Sargento cheese! They have the best bistro cheeses that are incredibly yummy.

  4. The burger looks awesome! Love the chipotle in it and I SO love my burgers with cheese!


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