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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