BBQ Chili Burger

Traeger Kitchen


BBQ Chili Burger

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

Effort

Pellets

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

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 4 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 1 Large onion, diced

  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 Can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

  • 1/4 Cup chili powder

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin

  • 3 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Whole jalapeño, diced

  • 1 Can (14.5 oz) diced or crushed tomatoes

  • 2 Cup chicken stock

  • 1/8 Cup flour

  • 1/2 Tablespoon dark chili powder

  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 To Taste salt and pepper

  • 1 Whole lime, juiced

  • 1 Whole (1.55 oz) Hershey's Milk Chocolate

  • 1 As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 5 Slices cheddar cheese

  • 5 Whole hamburger buns

  • 1 Whole red onion, sliced

  • 1 Whole Fritos Corn Chips, bag

Steps

  • 1

    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.
    Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 2

    Add all chili ingredients, minus the chocolate and limes to the Dutch oven.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Large onion, diced

    • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1 Can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

    • 1/4 Cup chili powder

    • 1 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin

    • 3 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Whole jalapeño, diced

    • 1 Can (14.5 oz) diced or crushed tomatoes

    • 2 Cup chicken stock

    • 1/8 Cup flour

    • 1/2 Tablespoon dark chili powder

    • 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

    • 1 To Taste salt and pepper

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Put the Dutch oven into the grill for 2 hours, stirring every hour. Remove Dutch oven from grill.
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    Grill350 ˚F
  • 5

    Stir the lime juice and the chocolate into the chili. Set chili aside until ready to assemble the burgers.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Whole lime, juiced

    • 1 Whole (1.55 oz) Hershey's Milk Chocolate

  • 6

    For the burgers: When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to 400℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 7

    Form into 5 equal patties and season both sides with Traeger Beef Rub.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Pound ground beef

    • 1 As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 8

    Place patties directly on the grill grate and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, flipping once.
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    Grill400 ˚F
  • 9

    Top each burger with cheese and cook for 1 minute more to melt.
    Grill Icon
    Grill400 ˚F
    Ingredients
    • 5 Slices cheddar cheese

  • 10

    Remove from the grill and let rest 1-2 minutes.
  • 11

    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!
    Ingredients
    • 5 Whole hamburger buns

    • 1 Whole red onion, sliced

    • 1 Whole Fritos Corn Chips, bag

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