Burgers Mexicana

I love making burgers that pack lots of flavour into every bite.  These are guaranteed to do just that! The addition of chipotle aoili makes anything have a hint of Mexican flavours.  Feel free to add a bit of minced chipotle pepper to the burger mix as well if you like to kick the heat up a bit.

1 pound ground lean pork

1 pound ground chorizo sausage or spicy italian sausage meat

1/4 cup minced fresh herbs – basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup finely sliced chives or green onions

1/2 cup monterey jack or havarti jalapeno cheese, grated

Gently toss just until ingredients are blended well and form into patties.  If you place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a while they will hold their shape much easier on the grill.  When you put them on the grill, gently place them on an oiled grill (or lightly oil the burger) and do not move until they have formed up.  Rotate for nice grill marks.  Flip when they are able to hold their shape, and cook through.

Grill:  avocado slices, tomato slices and onion slices

Grilling tomato and avocado slices is easier than you think – and for any vegetarian in the crowed – just use portabello mushrooms!

Chipotle Aioli:  Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 1 minced chipotle pepper (in adobo sauce), 1 tbsp sliced green onions and 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice -season to taste with salt and pepper

To serve burgers:  Grill buns, then spread the both halves with the chipotle aoili – place bun on bottom bun and pile it up with the avocado, tomato and onion slices – simply divine!

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