New Mexican Cheese Bleeder

Posted by Unknown Monday, June 15, 2009
Taste Level: TF
Cost: $20 and over
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 25-30 min.
Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty: 3 (for a burger? this one takes some time and love)

A fun burger needs a fun name! About ten years ago I was in a Doctors waiting room and I picked up a kids magazine. I am not sure what one it was but it had fun food ideas. One of them was inside out cheeseburgers. Being a big kid I thought it sounded like the best idea ever. Fast forward ten years later and I was trying to think of a fun dinner for Zo and I figured it was about time I make an inside out cheese burger. Of course I need a fun name, I thought about the "inside trader" or "The Benedict Arnold (Turn Coat)" before I settled on the New Mexican Cheese Bleeder. With the name settled I had to create a burger that would live up to the name! Fire up your grills!

Burger patties
1 1/3 lb ground beef
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp green onion (diced)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 1/2 tsp fresh cilantro (minced)
1-2 pinches kosher salt
1 egg
3/4 cup Chipotle cheddar (shredded pepper jack or sharp cheddar can be substituted)
Spicy brown Mustard
Sesame seed hamburger buns

BBQ sauce
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tbsp yellow bell pepper (diced)
1 tbsp orange bell pepper (diced)
1 tbsp green bell pepper (diced)
1 tbsp red bell pepper (diced)
1 tbsp sweet onion (diced)
1/2 tsp Chile Powder
1/2 tsp cumin
2/3 cup Ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh crack pepper
1/4 tsp liquid smoke (mesquite)

Grilled Avocado
1/2 avocado
1/2 tbsp fresh lime
1/2 tbsp white truffle oil
pinch cumin
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper (to taste)

Burger Patties
Preheat grill to medium

By hand fold beef with all ingredients except cheese till mixed well. Make 8 patties about 1/4 inch think. Place 1/4 of cheese into the center of four of the patties. Lay the four patties without cheese on top of the patties with cheese and press edges of patties to seal the two together. Lay patties on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes then flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until desired doneness.

Toast the buns over flame for the last 2-3 minutes.

Grilled avocado
Mix seasonings into oil. Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Drizzle with fresh lime juice and brush lightly with oil mixture. Gently place cut-side down and grill over hot coals for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove skin, cut into 1/4 slices.

BBQ Sauce
In a small sauce pan warm olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion and peppers for 5-7 minutes then add garlic, Chile powder and cumin and cook for 30 seconds while constantly whisking. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered stirring often for 5 minutes (or until thickened.)

Add spicy brown mustard to bottom bun, lay burger patty on bun, spoon desired amount of BBQ sauce over patty, lay avocado slices on top of BBQ sauce, put top bun on and serve hot!


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