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Chipotle Mini Burgers

Chipotle Mini Burgers

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 232
Chipotle Mini Burgers
  • Yield: 16 burgers
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Grill: 12 mins
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  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui, about 1 very large bulb)
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon-chipotle rub (such as McCormick Grill Mates, see Note)
  • 2 pounds ground beef, chuck (17% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 16 mini hamburger buns or dinner rolls


  1. Cut onion in half, then into thin slices. Finely chop some of the slices to equal 1/4 cup chopped onion; set the slices aside. Heavily coat a small nonstick pan with nonstick spray; heat over medium heat, then add chopped onion and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon chipotle rub. Cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Combine seasoned onion with ground beef in a large bowl. Shape into 16 small burgers, each about 1-inch thick. Can be made ahead and covered with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add reserved onion slices and cook, stirring often, 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Sprinkle remaining 3 teaspoons cinnamon-chipotle rub and cook 1 minute. Add bourbon and cook 2 minutes, until liquid is reduced. Stir in ketchup and mustard; simmer 2 minutes. Can be made ahead; cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Grill burgers about 6 minutes per side or until instant-read thermometer registers 160 degree F. Reheat onions if necessary. Place patties on buns, topping each burger with a tablespoon of onions; serve remaining onions on the side.

Nutrition Information for Chipotle Mini Burgers

PER SERVING: 232 cal., 11 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 39 mg chol., 332 mg sodium, 16 g carb. (2 g fiber), 13 g pro.