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Texas Chipotle Burgers

Sure, the patties on these Texas chipotle burgers were packed with flavor, and would be great by themselves. But, it’s the fire-roasted tomato sauce that really, really makes them fantastic. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 616kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion peeled, halved
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 chipotles in adobo plus 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices extra sharp Cheddar cheese

For the fire-roasted tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 15 ounce crushed fire roasted tomatoes undrained
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the meat in a large bowl.
  • Grate half of the onion into the meat. Chop the remaining half and reserve for topping the burgers.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, chipotles and adobo, and steak seasoning.
  • Add a splash of oil. Mix well then divide into 4 patties.
  • Fire up your grill.
  • Cook the burgers and toast the buns, as desired.
  • Serve the burgers topped with cheese, the tomato sauce, and chopped onion.

For the fire-roasted tomato sauce

  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and vinegar. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and let simmer 5-6 minutes.


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 5mg