Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers

Grilled Chipotle Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Cheeseburges

Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers are a summertime favourite for us. I’ve livened up this delicious American classic burger with a little hit of  chipotle spice and smoky flavour.

Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers

The perfect burger starts with the beef

The best ground beef for the juiciest burgers shouldn’t be too lean, because the burgers will be dry. It shouldn’t be too fatty, either, because the burgers will catch fire on the grill. Look for sirloin, chuck or round with 15-20 percent fat. My favorite is lean ground chuck (as apposed to “extra lean”), which is exactly 15-20 percent fat.

Grilled Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Cheeseburgers with Chipotle Mayonaisse
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers

Burger Mix Ins

I like to use as few mix ins as possible, keeping the creativity to the toppings. The burger itself is just simply the meat, seasoned with salt & pepper. That’s all.  Adding beaten egg, breadcrumbs, rolled oats, etc, does stretch the meat a bit, but it also takes away from the flavour and texture of a great burger.

Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers

Forming the burger patties

The secret to a tender, juicy burger patty is to handle the meat gently. Try not to over handle and overwork it. This will toughen the meat, and your warm hands will melt the fat. Start with cold meat, and gently divide it into even portions before quickly shaping into patties. And,check out this genius trick for forming perfectly shaped and hands off burger patties.

Food Safe Burgers

It’s important to be careful with ground meats to be sure we are food safe. Some steps to take:

  • Wash hands thoroughly before, and after, handling raw meat
  • Use clean surfaces to prepare raw burgers
  • Keep ground meat in the fridge until right before cooking.
  • Wash all surfaces in contact with meat thoroughly with hot water and soap.
  • Cook all ground beef to an internal temperature of 160° (This is the temp for medium done)
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers

Grilling Burgers

Burgers should be grilled over direct high heat. Try to resist the temptation to keep flipping the patties. You should ideally flip only once to achieve even cooking and perfect grill marks. Internal temperature for medium burgers should be 160°

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Toppings for Grilled Cheeseburgers

There are no limits to what you can top your burger with. Mushrooms, fried eggs, avocado, grilled pineapple, salsa, onion rings, mac & cheese; I could go on forever. They are all delicious novelties, but I like to keep it simple. The cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato are classic burger toppings. However, those classic toppings should be top notch for the best burger. I’m talking ripe, juicy tomatoes, crisp fresh lettuce, and thick cut bacon cooked to just the right crispness.

There’s a burger for everyone. If you want to include vegetarian friends and family in your barbecue cook out, try  Southwestern Veggie Burgers. Accompany your burgers with some oven baked home fries, and salads like Cucumber Melon SaladNew Potato Salad or Fennel Cabbage Slaw.

And don’t forget the drinks. Lavender Lemonade for everyone, and for the adults, try a refreshing Rhubarb Gin & Tonic

Grilled Cheeseburgers with Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
Grilled Chipotle Cheeseburgers

How to Make Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers

5 from 9 votes
Grilled Chipotle BLT Burgers
Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A classic Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Cheeseburger livened up with a hit of smoky chipotle.

Course: Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: bacon, lettuce & tomato burger, chipotle burger, grilled burgers, homemade burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 668 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
Burgers
  • 1 lb lean ground chuck 20% fat
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 slices havarti cheese
  • 4 brioche buns
  • ketchup, mustard, pickles
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 tomato large, sliced
  • lettuce
Instructions
Chipotle Mayonnaise
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder and lime juice. chipotle powder

  2. Store the chipotle mayo in the fridge until ready to use.

Burgers
  1. Preheat grill to high

  2. oil the grill grate with cooking spray

  3. Divide the ground beef into four equal portions, shaping each portion into patties about 3/4" thick.

  4. Season patties on both sides with salt & pepper

  5. Grill over direct high heat 4-5 minutes.

  6. Flip the patties over, and place a slice of cheese on top of each one.

  7. Grill 4-5 minutes further.

  8. Put the burgers on buns and top with bacon, lettuce and tomato

  9. Slather the top half of the buns with chipotle mayonaisse

Recipe Notes

Prep all your toppings before cooking your burger patties.

Chipotle mayonnaise is delicious on burgers, but also so much more. You can increase  this recipe and it will keep in the fridge for using on tacos, sandwiches, or as a dip for fries, sweet potato fries, or veggies.

If you like your buns toasted, put them on the grill, cut side down, alongside the burgers for the final 2 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 815mg34%
Potassium 615mg18%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1585IU32%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 280mg28%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Grilled Chipotle BLT Cheeseburgers

  1. Oh my gosh – I LOVE chipotle everything and this mayo is delicious! These burgers are happening all summer long – so good!!

  2. I have been craving a good burger for a while and now I’ve got to try THIS ONE. You’ve nailed it!

  3. Love everything about this burger! Huge burger fan over here and definitely huge chipotle fan. You’re totally making me hungry right now and wishing it was lunch time 😉

  4. Oh MAN I love me a good burger. And a blt burger? Well even better. And smoky chipotles (possibly one of the best and most versatile of dried chilies out there)? Well now you’re just making it impossible to resist. Great recipe, and great tips on food safety. Cheers.

  5. Thanks for all the great burger tips- very helpful! These look amazing and if it wasn’t 4:46 AM I’d be firing up that BBQ right now!

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