Fiery Chipotle Chili Cheese Burgers

Today’s Fiery Chipotle Chili Burgers are brought to you by the letter “F” for fiery, the letter “T” tasty and the number 11. Nice job making it to the anniversary of your birth, Pre. What could possibly be the best gift someone could give to a precocious youngster? How about the ability to light fires? By simply contracting the abductor muscle of the thumb one can fire up a grill, or light birthday candles, or “medicate” enough to tolerate the music of the Grateful Dead. A great many doors are opened when you can “flick your Bic” and if they remained closed, you can simply burn your way through them. I perched pensively at the precipice of hitting the second “1” in 9-1-1 as the boys attempted to light the Weber. Fortunately, nothing apart from charcoal was actually set ablaze today.

Day 110


1 lb ground beef
¼ C chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (sliced)
1/3 C white onions diced
2 t chili powder
3 oz shredded pizza cheese (mozzarella and provolone)


1) Mix ingredients then form into 5 patties.

2) Grill until cooked through.

3) Serve on hamburger buns.

Fiery Chipotle Chili Burgers

Fiery Chipotle Chili Burgers

Tasting notes:

More guest ITP filtered in today. It makes me wonder if I should print up “Guest ITP” shirts. Hummm. All the ITP possessing the cojones to try these Fiery Chipotle Chili Burgers offered the same reaction- tastes good, but very spicy. Figuratively, their taste buds were set ablaze with this offering. Folding the cheese into the patties offered some relief from the chipotle heat, but these burgers remained quite zesty- 7.5 on the chili365 heat scale. I enjoyed my share of these burgers and I’ll set about finishing the leftovers. As a precaution, I’m taking some antacids and I’m considering a duodenectomy.

The good= The flavor was kickin’. Any excuse to grill is a good excuse.

The Bad= most of the guests shied aware from the ‘fire burgers.’

Suggestion= I’ll need to develop a chipotle sauce that is spicy without being overbearing. Also, of more practical (safety) significance, maybe I should wait another year before I teach the boys how to use the family arc welder.

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