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Hot Pepper Garlic Chorizo Cheeseburger

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You're going to want to sink your teeth into these hot pepper garlic chorizo cheeseburgers!!

Weekends are already short enough and when you have to work on a Saturday, your weekend is even shorter. Thankfully, this weekend wasn’t a super nice spring weekend so I didn’t feel like I missed out on too much. I can’t believe how cold it was and I also can’t believe that there were places further north that got SNOW! That stinks!

Thankfully, I’m headed to LA tomorrow which means the land of the best weather and abundant sunshine! I cannot wait! Stay tuned for what I’m there for. It’s pretty exciting and I can’t wait to share. Follow along on Instagram and Snapchat to get a peek before it makes it on the blog! ;)

You're going to want to sink your teeth into these hot pepper garlic chorizo cheeseburgers!!

So you know how California is known for their In-N-Out? Like everyone is obsessed with it and it’s the thing to do when you’re visiting to get it right after you get out of the airport? Well, I’m sorry to say this but I really don’t get the hype. Their fries taste like cardboard. I mean, I’ve never tasted cardboard myself but if the fries look dry, hard, and pale, it’s safe to say it kind of resembles cardboard. The burgers aren’t even that good, even if it’s animal style.

Okay, I’ll stop railing on In-N-Out now. Let’s talk Shake Shack. I feel that Shake Shack is on a whole different level and you can’t even compare the two. They actually have awesome tasty burgers and their fries are always extra crispy and hot and who doesn’t love crinkle fries??

You're going to want to sink your teeth into these hot pepper garlic chorizo cheeseburgers!!

My favorite burger to get at Shake Shack is their Smoke Shack, which is topped with hot peppers, cheese, and bacon. Well, I decided that I would (accidentally) omit the bacon and mix the ground beef with ground chorizo and make this already spicy burger a little spicier. Anyway, just your average burger totally transformed! Sink your teeth into this hot pepper garlic chorizo cheeseburger! (Btw, I was not sponsored by Shake Shack for this post.)

Hot Pepper Garlic Chorizo Cheeseburger

You're going to want to sink your teeth into these hot pepper garlic chorizo cheeseburgers!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6
Calories: 523kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup of freshly shredded colby jack cheese
  • Hot pepper garlic sauce, for topping
  • Salt, to taste
  • Brioche buns

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, gently mix together meats with your hands, careful not to overwork it. Form into thin patties and set aside.
  • Heat up a cast iron skillet (or outdoor grill) to medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot, place the patty on the skillet and brown both sides then turn the heat down to medium low and cook until desired doneness.
  • To assemble the burgers: place patty on the bottom of a brioche bun, top with cheese and hot pepper garlic sauce. Season with salt, to taste.

Notes

Feel free to add bacon to this burger and serve with fries or your favorite side :)
Nutrition Facts
Hot Pepper Garlic Chorizo Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving (1 Burger)
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 29g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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annie

Sunday 6th of August 2017

hi, what kind of hot pepper garlic sauce did you use? is it the asian one? in the tall red bottle, sweet chili sauce?

Julie

Monday 7th of August 2017

I used something like this: https://www.delallo.com/shop/delallo-imported-hot-pepper-garlic-sauce - it's not really a "sauce"...it's more like chopped up red peppers.

Mie

Sunday 21st of August 2016

What's an alternative for the Hot pepper garlic sauce? Anything we can make at home instead?

Julie

Monday 22nd of August 2016

You could try it with just garlic and some dried red chilies and vegetable oil all mixed together.

Layla | Gimme Delicious Food

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Yum this sounds like a great flavor combo! I just love how you displayed these burgers, what a great way to serve them!

Sommer @aspicyperspective

Wednesday 6th of April 2016

These cheeseburgers would be gone in 60 seconds at my house!

Haley @ Hi-Line Healthy

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

I love In-N-Out burger and it's always a special treat for my family when we travel from MT to CA, but I have heard great things about the shake shack. I'll have to add that to my list of places to eat when I travel there next.