Grilling season always challenges me to come up with new and exciting burger recipes. These bold chipotle smash burgers take your classic burger recipe up a notch by adding a spicy kick and delicious bacon. I guarantee you will not have leftovers after making these at your next cookout!
1 tbs. butter
1 lb. yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 tbs. light brown sugar
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbs. Dijon mustard
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1 lb. Curtis Stone Bold Chipotle Seasoned 85% Lean Ground Beef
4 slices Muenster cheese
4 slices freshly-cooked bacon
2 cups (not packed) baby arugula leaves
- Preheat Curtis Stone Dura-Electric Griddle to 350°F and melt butter. Add onions and cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes, or until caramelized. Transfer onions to a bowl and stir in sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. Wipe griddle clean.
- In small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and mustard; spread over cut sides of buns.
- Preheat griddle to 450°F. Portion ground beef into 4 balls; add to griddle and, using spatula, immediately flatten each ball into 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, or until brown on bottom. Flip patties, season, and top with cheese. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, or until brown on bottom. Place patties onto bun bottoms.
- Top patties with onions, bacon, and arugula. Cover with bun tops and serve.