Smoky Adobo-Seasoned Hamburgers

These juicy burgers are made even better thanks to a touch of adobo sauce, while the sliced avocado and tender Bibb lettuce leaves add freshness.

South-Of- The-Border Hamburgers
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 hamburger)

For a fun family burger night, make these smoky adobo-seasoned hamburgers. Spread out the toppings and let everyone assemble their own. Looking to use up even more of your homemade taco seasoning? Toss some homemade french fries in the seasoning and serve alongside the burgers.


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from 1 [7.5-oz.] can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce)

  • 1 ½ pounds 80/20 lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 hamburger buns, split, toasted

  • Toppings: sliced pepper Jack cheese, sliced ripe avocados, salsa, Bibb lettuce leaves


  1. Stir together mayonnaise and adobo sauce in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to use.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high (about 450°F), or preheat a grill pan over medium-high. Gently mix ground beef and Taco Seasoning with your hands in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Gently shape mixture into 4 (1-inch-thick) patties; season with salt. Grill patties, uncovered, until done, 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

  3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Crack eggs into skillet, and cook, covered, to desired doneness, 2 to 4 minutes.

  4. Spread adobo mayonnaise on buns; top each with 1 patty, 1 egg, and desired toppings. Cover with bun tops.

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