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Chipotle-Cheddar Burgers Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, ketchup

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or skillet

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, chopped chipotle peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
2. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into patties.
3. Preheat the grill or skillet to medium-high heat.
4. Grill or cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
5. Toast the hamburger buns on the grill or skillet for 1-2 minutes.
6. Assemble the burgers by placing the patties on the bottom buns and adding desired toppings.
7. Serve immediately.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Grill or skillet: medium-high heat
- Internal temperature of patties: 160°F
Serving size:
- 4 burgers

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 480
- Fat: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Protein: 34g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for ground beef.
- Pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese can be substituted for cheddar cheese.
- Panko breadcrumbs can be substituted for regular breadcrumbs.

- Add sliced avocado or guacamole as a topping.
- Use a different type of cheese, such as blue cheese or feta.
- Add bacon to the burger.

Tips and tricks:
- Don't overwork the meat mixture when forming the patties to avoid tough burgers.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the patties are cooked to the proper temperature.
- Let the burgers rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

Storage instructions:
- Leftover patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the patties in the microwave or on the grill or skillet until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the burgers on a platter with a side of fries or potato salad.

- Add a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or green onions on top of the burgers.

- Serve with a cold beer or a glass of red wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- French fries, sweet potato fries, or onion rings.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the burgers are falling apart on the grill or skillet, try adding more breadcrumbs to the meat mixture.

Food safety advice:
- Always wash your hands and any utensils or surfaces that come into contact with raw meat.
- Cook the patties to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food history:
- Burgers have been a popular American food since the early 20th century.

Flavor profiles:
- The chipotle peppers add a smoky and spicy flavor to the burgers, while the cheddar cheese adds a creamy and tangy flavor.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the burgers with a side of coleslaw or a green salad.

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Taste: Spicy, Smoky, Savory, Cheesy, Tangy, Hearty