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BBQ Chili Burger

Difficulty 3/5
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Prep time 20 mins

Cook time 2.5 hrs
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Serves 4-6

Hardwood Hickory

You’re going to need both hands for this big, bad burger. We start with Traeger’s homemade chili recipe and once that’s done, we ladle it over a juicy grilled cheeseburger, topping it all off with Fritos and red onions.

Ingredients

Beef Chili

2.5 lbs GROUND BEEF

1 large ONION, DICED

1 tsp KOSHER SALT

1 can CHIPOTLES IN ADOBO, MINCED WITH SAUCE

1/4 cup CHILI POWDER

1-1/2 tbsp CUMIN POWDER

3 CLOVES GARLIC, PEELED AND MINCED

1 jalapeño PEPPER, MINCED

1 (14 oz) can DICED OR CRUSHED TOMATOES

2 cups CHICKEN STOCK

1/8 cup FLOUR

1/2 tbsp DARK CHILI POWDER

1/2 tbsp GROUND CINNAMON

JUICE OF 1 LIME

1 HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE BAR

SALT AND PEPPER, TO TASTE

Chili Burgers

2 lbs GROUND BEEF

TRAEGER BEEF RUB, AS NEEDED

2 cups Beef Chili or preferred chili

5 HAMBURGER BUNS

5 slices CHEDDAR CHEESE

1 RED ONION, SLICED

1 bag FRITO CORN CHIPS

Preparation

For the Beef Chili: Heat a large Dutch oven on the stove top over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through.

Add all chili ingredients, minus the chocolate and limes to the Dutch oven.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.

Put the Dutch oven into the grill for 2 hours, stirring every hour. Remove Dutch oven from grill.

Stir the lime juice and the chocolate into the chili. Set chili aside until ready to assemble the burgers.

For the burgers: When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Form into 5 equal patties and season both sides with Traeger Beef Rub.

Place patties directly on the grill grate and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once. Top each burger with cheese and cook for 1 minute more to melt.

Remove from the grill and let rest 1-2 minutes.

To build burger, place the patty on the bottom bun, add a scoop of chili, fritos, red onion and finish with the top bun. Enjoy!

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