Chipotle Burgers with Spiralized Carrot and Cucumber Slaw

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


  • Chipotle Burgers
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • ½ red onion, grated
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound (93% lean) ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

  • Carrot and Cucumber Slaw
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and spiralized using the 5mm blade
  • 1 cucumber, spiralized using the 5mm blade
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix egg, garlic, chipotle, red onion, mustard and salt together in a bowl; add beef and mix with egg mixture using your hands. Shape beef mixture into four patties.
  3. Heat grapeseed oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers in skillet for 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer skillet to preheated oven to cook burgers to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium-rare, 5 minutes for well-done. Remove from oven and rest burgers for 5 minutes.
  5. Toss carrot, cucumber, cilantro, vinegar, and salt together in a large bowl.
  6. Place burgers onto bottom halves of buns; top each with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, a portion of slaw, and remaining bun halves, respectively. Serve burgers with extra slaw.
Mealthy tip:

Serve the burgers on crusty ciabatta or kaiser rolls instead of hamburger buns to further evoke the bánh mì experience! For a lighter option, skip the buns altogether, and serve the burgers and slaw with bibb lettuce leaves to make beef lettuce wraps.


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Aja A says:

I was craving a burger and since I have been going crazy with my spiralizer lately, I decided to give this one a shot. I took into consideration the previous review and bumped up the amount of chipotle in the meat. This was very interesting and as I kept taking bites, it grew on me. The only thing I will say I would probably do extra would be to add some sort of cheese, but sour cream works giving a layer of creaminess needed in this burger. I will try this again with a mix of beef and ground pork.

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Caro Hodgin says:

I am normally a salt and pepper only kind of burger person - but this recipe caught my eye since i just bought a new spiralizer. Really great flavor... I added cheddar cheese... the slaw is a totally cool new way to use my spiralizer. Will def make again.

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Tal Levitas says:

These tasted awesome. I used blue cheese to amp up that umami flavor that I love.

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Steve Failows says:

I love a good burger and THIS is a Great burger! I'm a sucker for slaw on a sandwich, usually I have slaw on Chiken sandwiches but it works awesome here with this chipotle burger. Also a perfect excuse to whip out my Mealthy Spiralizer and make quick work of those veggies. Give this one a shot!

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Stephanie D says:

These burgers were fantastic. The spiralized slaw was really easy to make. My spiralizer saved me so much time from trying to shred the veggies. The only thing I changed was I used 2 chipotle peppers instead of one to make it spicier.