Saucy Chipotle Burgers

If you’re thinking that I am crazy for posting a burger recipe the day AFTER Labor Day – after the official end of summer and one of the biggest grilling weekends of the year – you may be right… But let’s just say I’m a risk taker like that.

Here’s the thing… I think that the best time of year for grilling is right around the corner.  I’m not much of a summer girl. Instead, I prefer the crisp air of autumn and don’t even get me started on pumpkins.  I would much rather be cooking outside in the fall than sweltering by the grill in the heat of summer.

So, when I received a package of condiments from Saucy Mama to develop a recipe for their “I am a Saucy Mama” recipe contest (I want a t-shirt that says that on it if I win, by the way), my mind immediately drifted toward grilling. I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate not one, but two of the products, so as I was looking through my options the Chipotle Mustard and Lime Chipotle Marinade caught my eye. When working on a dish, I love to pick ingredients that repeat a key flavor to really drive the idea home, so I knew the two would pair beautifully together. I decided to make chipotle beef burgers topped with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise sauce and fresh avocado slices. These burgers are easy to make and would be great for entertaining.

Saucy Mama Product Giveaway!

Today, I am not only sharing my recipe for Saucy Chipotle Burgers, but I am also giving you the opportunity to win the Saucy Mama products that I used to create the recipe.  Plus, I’m throwing in a few other surprise products for you to develop a few recipes of your own!

If you read my blog regularly, you are probably familiar with the fact that I am pretty picky about the products that I use and I do much of my cooking from scratch. Just like many of you, though, there are days where I just don’t have the time and energy to deal with dinner.  So, I do keep a few convenience items in my pantry.  After trying the Saucy Mama products that I was sent, I can say that they are products that I would keep in my pantry for emergency situations (though I may not use them on a regular basis). The products I have used (and the ones I will be giving away) are all free of high fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate (MSG) - two ingredients that are deal breakers for me.

To be entered to win a sampling of the Saucy Mama products, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about your favorite burger toppings!  I will be announcing the winner on Monday, September 13th, so your entry must be in by Sunday, September 12th at 10:00pm (Eastern).  Since I will be shipping the products myself, I will also have to limit this giveaway to those of you who live in the US or Canada.

Saucy Chipotle Burgers

(Makes 4 regularly sized burgers, or 12 slider sized burgers, which I prefer for entertaining!)

For the sauce:

For the burgers:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup Saucy Mama Lime Chipotle Marinade
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 4 hamburger rolls
    (or 12 slider-sized rolls)
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado Slices

To prepare the sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise, chipotle mustard, lime zest, and lime juice in a small bowl.  Refrigerate while preparing the burgers.

Preheat the grill (or a grill pan) to medium heat. Combine the ground beef, egg, lime chipotle marinade, and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl using your fingers until just mixed.  Don’t overwork the meat. Divide the mixture into 4 portions for regularly sized burgers or 12 portions for slider sized burgers. Shape into patties and place on the grill. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the burger has reached your desired temperature (I prefer medium-well, which is about 160°F).

To serve the burgers, top each roll with lettuce and a burger (I like to put the lettuce on the bottom to make the burger a bit more stable!).  Finish each burger with the chipotle mayonnaise and avocado slices.

My Kitchen Addiction Product Review Policy and Disclosure- I received this product (Saucy Mama Products) at no cost from the manufacturer (or a representative PR firm) for the purpose of testing and reviewing the product. Unless specified otherwise, I do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. I only review products that I have personally tested and used in my kitchen/home, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Please Note – Comments are now closed because the giveaway is over.

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27 Responses to Saucy Chipotle Burgers
  1. Jessica @ How Sweet
    September 7, 2010 | 7:25 am

    I am right there with you! Hate being outside in the sweltering heat – would much rather grill in the Fall!

  2. Tracy
    September 7, 2010 | 8:07 am

    Ooh, yum…I’m so in! My favorite burger toppings are cheese and BBQ sauce.

  3. Souffle Bombay
    September 7, 2010 | 8:26 am

    My husband and I are like postal carriers…we grill all 4 season’s come rain, sleet snow or hail lol!
    I LOVE eating outside in the fall.
    I am a fool for anything lime or chipotle, so these products sound just my style :)

  4. The Teacher Cooks
    September 7, 2010 | 8:43 am

    I love a spicy mayo,cheese and lettuce. Jen, your photgraphs are so good!

  5. Christina
    September 7, 2010 | 8:46 am

    I LOVE a good burger! Thanks for the recipe! My favorite toppings are Bacon, cheddar cheese, ketchup, pickle, lettuce and tomato. Sometimes I’ll trade out the ketchup for some BBQ sauce and the pickles for some french fried onions, or onion rings!

  6. Mags
    September 7, 2010 | 9:09 am

    Great looking burgers Jen! I just posted about the Saucy Mama wing sauce, which hubby loved.

  7. Nutmeg Nanny
    September 7, 2010 | 9:59 am

    These look great! Sliders are always great for a party :) Good luck in the contest!!!

  8. Joy
    September 7, 2010 | 10:41 am

    It depends on my moods for that day. I am a sucker for bacon, avocados, and some sort of cream sauce.

  9. Sean Sullivan
    September 7, 2010 | 10:46 am

    My fave burger topping isn’t earth shattering — but I’ve yet to taste a better. Rare burger, good blue cheese, red onion, pickle, tomato, spicy mustard and mayo. Keep the ketchup for the fries.

  10. Eliana
    September 7, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    Summer or not I could enjoy this burger any time of year. I looks super delish Jen.

  11. KellyC
    September 7, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    Although its not the healthiest, I love to indulge in the Royal Red Robin which has a fried egg on it.

  12. KMarshall
    September 7, 2010 | 4:01 pm

    I love plain and grilled onions together with avocados…and these burgers look great.

  13. Jenni
    September 7, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    Anything that adds spiciness is my favorite burger topping!

  14. Samantha Long
    September 7, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    I love burgers. My favorite toppings are white american cheese, caramelized onions, and ketchup. YUMO!

  15. Julie (Bananas for Bourbon)
    September 7, 2010 | 6:19 pm

    I’ve always been a sucker for avocado. I love it’s buttery goodness! Also, I love burgers with sauted mushroom and blue cheese. With beef it’s just a great flavor combo. :)

  16. Jay M
    September 7, 2010 | 6:29 pm

    This looks heavenly! My favorite toppings are bacon, jamaican hot sauce, mayo based sauce, tomato, lettuce and sweet relish (offsets the heat)

  17. Melissa
    September 7, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    These burgers sound great. I can grill burgers in snow if i needed too, although i live in Florida and dont have to worry about that.
    My favorite burger topping is tangy mustard glazed bacon!

  18. maria
    September 7, 2010 | 9:21 pm

    I love the avocado slices on top!

  19. Steven
    September 8, 2010 | 1:09 am

    Lord, your burgers look great! I’d have to say my favorite toppings for burgers are any melted, gooey cheese and crispy lettuce!

  20. wendy
    September 8, 2010 | 8:01 am

    carmalized onions….

  21. jan
    September 8, 2010 | 10:36 am

    We make “Bear Burgers” really just hamburger, egg, crushed crackers, bell pepper, garlic all mixed up. You have to cook in just a little oil to get real crispy on each side. Then top with a bear’s favorite thing…a little honey mixed with carmelized onions! Mmmmmm!

  22. Sarah
    September 8, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    Those look beautiful! I love bleu cheese on my burgers, though those avocados are looking mighty delicious.


  23. barbi
    September 9, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    my fav toppins are: lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, ketchup and relish. yummy!

    also loved Wendy’s Bacon and Blue burger, but the no longer have it :(

  24. Cara
    September 9, 2010 | 11:03 pm

    My favorite toppings at present are zucchini salsa prepared and preserved with ingredients from my garden

  25. Kristen
    September 11, 2010 | 4:15 pm

    My favorite burger toppings are caramelized onions and avocado. I love to mix some herbs in the burger mix- super tasty!

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