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3 Chili Pepper Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

A decliciously spicy burger that combines 3 hot chili peppers (habanero, serrano, jalapeno) with pepper jack cheese and a spicy Chipotle mayo for the ultimate spicy burger.
Course: Main
Author: Kristi



  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers diced fine (from a can of chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce)


  • 2 pieces iceberg lettuce
  • 2 slices vine ripened tomato
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 6 slices bacon cooked
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 Kaiser rolls sliced

Pepper Mix

  • 2 habanero peppers seeded and ribs removed
  • 3 serrano peppers seeded and ribs removed
  • 3 jalapeno peppers seeded and ribs removed


  • 1 pound of ground sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper



  • Mix mayonnaise and chipotle peppers in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Cook bacon in microwave until done, reserving bacon fat.
  • Prep all remaining condiments (lettuce, tomato, onion), separate slices of cheese, and cut Kaiser rolls in half horizontally.

Pepper Mix

  • Slice habaneros, serranos and jalapenos lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes.
  • Place in saute pan with reserved bacon grease.
  • Saute for 7 minutes or until soft.


  • Mix hamburger with garlic powder, Chipotle pepper flakes, salt and ground black pepper until thoroughly mixed.
  • Form into two 1/2 pound burger patties. Press two fingers into the center of each patty.
  • Grill burgers on gas grill on high heat for 1 minute. Turn burgers and grill on high 1 additional minute. Turn grill down to medium heat and grill for 5-7 minutes or until done. Do not flip burgers a second time.
  • Add cheese. At the same time, grill the bottoms of burger buns.
  • Remove burgers when done and let rest 3-5 minutes.
  • Slather bottom bun with Chipotle mayonnaise mix and layer burger, bacon, pepper mix and top with lettuce tomato and onion.


CAUTION: **Two important notes** Use gloves and extreme caution when slicing and cooking hot peppers due to the heat and the fumes from the spice of these hot peppers. Use your stove fan to reduce the heat/hot pepper related issues.