Red-hot Hamburgers

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Homemade burgers beat shop-bought every time, and this spiced up version is no different. These burgers are packed with heat so choose cooling toppings such as sour cream and avocado and serve with sweet potato fries for perfectly balanced flavors.

recipe updated Mar 30, 2020


  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    ½ (about 67.5 g)
  • Green chili icon
    Green chili
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    2 tbsp (about 3.6 g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    400 g (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • Chipotle chili powder icon
    Chipotle chili powder
    1 tsp (about 2.65 g)
  • Tabasco icon
    1 tsp (about 5 g)
  • Breadcrumbs icon
    50 g (about 1 cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.38 g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    2 tbsp (about 28.5 g)
  • Burger bun icon
    Burger bun
    2 (about 70 g)
  • Tomato salsa icon
    Tomato salsa
    1 tbsp (about 14.4 g)
  • Avocado icon
    3 slices


  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
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  1. Add ground beef, red onion, green chili, cilantro, egg, chipotle chili powder, tabasco and breadcrumbs to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Season with salt & pepper
  3. Mix well until combined
  4. Form into rounds then set aside
  5. Add sunflower oil to a clean frying pan
  6. Transfer meat to frying pan
  7. Cook each side in frying pan - 4 min, medium heat
  8. Let rest - approx 5 min
  9. Arrange burger bun in the frying pan
  10. Top with tomato salsa
  11. Garnish with avocado
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