Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger

Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger

Recipe courtesy Chef Rodrigo Albarran-Torres, Mission Restaurant
5 burgers
Pati Jinich
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bacon, beef, burger, chipotle mayo, Chorizo, ground beef, pati's mexican table, pepper jack cheese
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”


For the burger:

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 pounds Mexican chorizo
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic, whole and peeled
  • 1/4 cup water

To Serve:

  • 5 slices bacon, cooked
  • 5 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Tomato slices, to garnish
  • Red onion slices, to garnish
  • Green leaf lettuce, to garnish
  • Hamburger buns

For the Chipotle Mayo:

  • 1 chipotle pepper from chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup of heavy mayonnaise

To Prepare

To make the burger:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and the chorizo.
  • In a blender, add the onions, black pepper, salt, cumin, and garlic and mix at medium speed adding water. Pour the blender mixture into the beef mixture, mix well, and form into burger patties by hand.
  • Cook burger on a skillet, grill pan, or grill to desired temperature. Butter the buns and heat in the oven for 5 minutes.
To make the chipotle mayo:
  • Using a blender, mix the mayonnaise and chipotle pepper on low speed.
  • Spread chipotle mayo on both halves of the buns.
To assemble burger:
  • To assemble burger, start with the base of the bun and layer on the lettuce, a slice of tomato, sliced onions, the cooked burger patty, pepper jack cheese, cooked bacon, and the top of half of the bun.

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  1. Made these today, they turned out great! I used Supremo pork chorizo and we put avocado on them, left out the bacon. MMMM!

  2. I cannot wait to make this for my husband. He was watching your show with me and was so impressed – we were recently in DC visiting our daughter we went to Mission Restaurant- it was wonderful!! Looking forward to your next season!

  3. the chorizo burger looks good. I make a burger with half beef half pork. I then add cooked thick cut maple bacon to it cooled and add chili powder to it and cook them.