1 1/2 lb. ground beef (85% lean)
1/2 cup slightly packed shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup precooked crumbled bacon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce*
4 sesame hamburger buns, split
1. Heat grill. Divide ground beef into 4 pieces; press each into 6-inch round. Top each with one-fourth each of the cheese and bacon; gently form beef around filling and flatten to create 4 (5-inch) patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Combine ketchup and chiles in small bowl.
3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or coals 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center, turning once. Toast buns during last minute of grilling, if desired. Serve burgers in buns with chipotle ketchup.
TIP *Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce can be found in the Hispanic section of the supermarket. Remove veins and seeds for less heat. Refrigerate remaining chiles for about 1 week. You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce.
PER SANDWICH: 515 calories, 25.5 g total fat (10.5 g saturated fat), 40.5 g protein, 29.5 g carbohydrate, 125 mg cholesterol, 1140 mg sodium, 1 g fiberhttp://cooking.scout.com/story/1387533-smoky-chili-burgers?s=133