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Chili Burgers

In honor of Memorial Day and the whole start of summer thing, I want to share my favorite burger recipe with you.chili burgers recipe This isn't a recipe that starts with “use your favorite patty.” This is a recipe for the hamburger patty itself. Joe and I each had a one of these burgers at 10:30 last night. We'd eaten a late lunch, and supper time came and went without notice. After he put Grace to bed, Joe decided to process and freeze the ground meat he'd gotten on sale earlier in the week. We both realized that we were starving, so he kept two burgers out and cooked them instead of freezing the entire batch. Health-wise, it was stupid to eat so late, but burgers never tasted so good! The secret ingredient in these burgers (aside from the boatload of spices) is fresh onion and pepper. The raw veggies cook along with the meat, and they give the finished burger just a hint of grilled onion and pepper.

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Chili Burgers
chili burgers recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground meat (We like to use a combo of ground turkey and ground sirloin. The resulting burger still looks and tastes like a normal burger but it is healthier than all beef burgers.)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (This makes the burgers very spicy. If you don't like spicy food you might want to scale this back a bit.)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground meat (We like to use a combo of ground turkey and ground sirloin. The resulting burger still looks and tastes like a normal burger but it is healthier than all beef burgers.)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (This makes the burgers very spicy. If you don't like spicy food you might want to scale this back a bit.)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
chili burgers recipe
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together. Blend well.
  2. Form patties from the meat mixture. Cook immediately or freeze.
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  Joe makes his burgers 1/4 pounders. He measures each one using a food scale, and he packs them in small Food Saver bags in packs of 4 patties. The packages go directly into our large chest freezer until we're ready to eat them. We like to top our chiliburgers with cheddar cheese and A-1 sauce, but you can dress these burger just as you'd dress any burger. How do you prepare your burgers? Just meat? A combination of meat and bread crumbs and eggs? Something else?

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24 thoughts on “Chili Burgers”

  1. Those sound great! We’ll have to try them. We make ours with either all beef or all turkey (My husband’s a purist) and mix in chopped onion and salt-free Cajun seasoning. We usually top them with Heinz 57 sauce. Last time, however, we found a sauce that’s a mix of Heinz 57 and A1 and mixed that into the burgers. YUM!
    Have fun with your family today!

    Jen L.’s last blog post..Comfort Food Saturday: Garden Herb Chicken

  2. Those sound great! We’ll have to try them. We make ours with either all beef or all turkey (My husband’s a purist) and mix in chopped onion and salt-free Cajun seasoning. We usually top them with Heinz 57 sauce. Last time, however, we found a sauce that’s a mix of Heinz 57 and A1 and mixed that into the burgers. YUM!
    Have fun with your family today!

    Jen L.’s last blog post..Comfort Food Saturday: Garden Herb Chicken

  3. OMG. If there is one thing I love about summer it’s burgers. These sound super good!

    Shannanb aka Mommy Bits’s last blog post..Mouthwatering Monday – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

  4. Oh my, that sounds SO good! With it being warmer, we are grilling out ALL the time and I am starting to be on the look out for new and interesting ways to make burgers. Thanks for sharing!!

    Laura’s last blog post..Energizer Family Charger – A Review

  5. what a great idea I just found terrific deal on hamburger $1 a lb like the old days will keep this recipe for the hopefully next time I find such a great day

  6. what a great idea I just found terrific deal on hamburger $1 a lb like the old days will keep this recipe for the hopefully next time I find such a great day

  7. OMG. If there is one thing I love about summer it’s burgers. These sound super good!

    Shannanb aka Mommy Bits’s last blog post..Mouthwatering Monday – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

  8. Oh my, that sounds SO good! With it being warmer, we are grilling out ALL the time and I am starting to be on the look out for new and interesting ways to make burgers. Thanks for sharing!!

    Laura’s last blog post..Energizer Family Charger – A Review

  9. These sound great. I never even thought of mixing turkey and beef together for bugers either to lighten them up a bit.

    Robyns Online World’s last blog post..Memorial Day BBQ – Yum!

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