Recipe: Smokey Chipotle Cheeseburgers

This is a VERY simple recipe and you should be able to whip these up in roughly 10-15 minutes.

We made these using a pan with just a little oil, but they’d also be great for your next garden barbecue – weather permitting, of course!


250g of beef mince (split into roughly two golf ball-sized amounts)
1 OXO cube
Smoked paprika
Applewood cheese
Bavarian smoked cheese
1 Red onion, sliced
1 Small tin of refried beans
Iceberg lettuce
Chipotle paste
Barbecue sauce (your favourite kind)
Burger buns (we used store-bought from a supermarket due to time constraints, but you can also make your own. Please refer to the Halloween burger recipe HERE for a step by step on how to make our buns!)

(Makes two burgers)

For the patty:

In a large bowl; combine the mince, a generous helping of smoked paprika, a heaped teaspoon of chipotle paste, a tablespoon of refried beans, a tablespoon of your favourite barbecue sauce and a crumbled OXO cube together and form into two two golf ball-sized shapes.

Once you’ve done this….

Pre-heat the oven. You’ll need to use it at the end!

Chipotle paste, combining the ingredients, the two types of cheese & cooking the patties.
Chipotle paste, combining the ingredients, the two types of cheese & cooking the patties.

Heat up a skillet or pan with a little oil.

Sprinkle salt on the top side only. Place the ball of meat into the hot pan (salt side down). Cook for one minute.

Sprinkle salt on the top and flip over. At this point you want to smash the patty down. Following the instructions above should ensure that it stays together and doesn’t fall apart. To ‘smash’ it, simply press down on the patty with a fish slice until it reaches your desired look.

Flip and cook until done. Add the sliced Applewood and Bavarian smoked cheese to the top of the patties while they are still in the pan. Once it starts to melt a little, turn off the heat and remove the patties.

Building the burgers
Building the burgers

Building the burgers:

Simply half your burger buns and build as follows:

(from bottom to top)

Bottom half of bun
Red onion
More cheese (optional)
Top half of bun (add a generous amount of barbecue sauce to the top half of the bun before placing it on top. Don’t put the sauce on the patty itself.)

Smokey Cheeseburgers
Smokey Cheeseburgers

Once you’ve done this, lightly wrap the burgers in tin foil and place them on the bottom shelf of the oven for a few minutes. This will heat the entire burger a little more and further melt the cheese, meat, sauce and toppings all together for a great look and finish.


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