Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chipotle Bacon Ranch Burgers ("Wow Burgers")

This picture may not look like much, but boy are these burgers delicious! Ron dubbed these burgers "wow burgers" and they certainly pack a punch. I recently have been enjoying using more chipotle peppers in grill marinades and thought it would be perfect for a burger. While deciding what flavors to use I knew I wanted a burger full of flavor with a spicy kick. I like to make the sauce beforehand because it has a chance to sit and "marinate".  Ron and I loved these burgers so much we made them twice in one week! I love summer grilling because it is the perfect time to try out new grilling recipes...but who are we kidding, Ron and I have been know to frequently grill in the snow!


for burgers:
1.25 to 1.5 lb ground beef
5 pieces of cooked crispy bacon, chopped
1 packet of ranch seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
4 burger buns
Any preferred burger garnishes (lettuce, tomato, onion, ect..)

for chipotle ranch:
1/3 cup ranch dressing
1 chipotle pepper
1 Tbl adobo sauce


In a food processor or blender, combine ranch, peppers and sauce. Mix till smooth. Cover and set aside.

Preheat a grill to medium high. Form the beef into 4-6 burgers (depending on how large you want your burger).  Season the patties on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill burgers for about 3-4 minutes on the first side (reduce a bit if you made more than 4 burgers).  Flip, add cheddar cheese,  and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Place burgers in the buns. Top with sauce and other desired burger toppings.  

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