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Chili Cheese Burgers

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Sometimes when you’re craving something indulgent, the drive through just ain’t gonna cut it. Sure nothing can beat the convenience, but home-cooked comfort food is a whole different game. Simmering the burgers in the chili will infuse the patties with the spicy sauce while keeping them extremely tender and moist. 

Tried out this decadent recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! And while you’re treating yourself, why not whip up a fresh batch of fries or onion rings… or both.

Yields:

4

Prep Time:

0

hours

20

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Total Time:

0

hours

35

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2
lb.

ground beef, divided

3


cloves garlic, minced

2
tbsp.

chili powder, divided

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2
tbsp.

vegetable oil

1


onion, finely diced

1
tbsp.

cumin

1
tbsp.

paprika

1
tbsp.

garlic powder

1


15-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes

1


8-oz. can tomato sauce

1
c.

shredded Cheddar

4


hamburger buns

Sliced green onions, for garnish

Pickled jalapeños, for garnish

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 pounds ground beef, garlic, and 1 tablespoon chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Form into four patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add patties and cook 4 minutes per side, then drain fat.
  3. Make chili sauce: Add onions to skillet and cook until soft and tender, 5 minutes, then season with salt. Add remaining ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes, then drain fat.
  4. Stir in remaining chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder until combined, then add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and stir until combined. Let simmer 5 minutes (add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water to thin sauce to your desired consistency).
  5. Return burger patties back to the skillet and spoon sauce all over. Top with cheddar and cover with lid to melt.
  6. Assemble burgers: Top buns with burgers, spoon over more chili sauce, and top with green onions and pickled jalapeños.

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Chelsea Lupkin

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