Americans eat an average of 13 billion hamburgers per year total. According to The Economist, that's 150 hamburgers per person each year! Why not add this Chipotle Burger with Caramelized Red Onions to your list.
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give these burgers a distinctive warm and smoky flavor that deliciously counters the sweet red onions. A great match for a gourmet 4th of July burger! I love using chipotle when making turkey burgers to give the mildly flavored poultry a bolder taste.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2-1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
4 chipotle peppers with adobo sauce from a can, minced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
Generous pinch of salt
A few grinds black pepper
8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
8 whole grain hamburger buns, toasted
Mayonnaise or other condiments of your choice