Macho Hombre Burger

George Levinthal


You'll need to be a tough Hombre to chow down on this burger. It's big, juicy and packs lots of flavor and heat. The guacamole is spicy and smooth, the tortilla strips add a nice crunch and the aioli is both spicy and sweet. It's a 2 hand and bib type of burger. Assume the burger eating position and enjoy. Add a cold cerveza and you'll have a great lunch or dinner. Enjoy.


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
20 Min


  • 3/4 lb
    each of ground sirloin and ground chuck
  • 1/2 lb
    beef chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 c
    chopped red onion
  • 2
    corn tortillas, finely chopped or pulsed in a food processor
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    salsa verde
  • 1/4 c
    queso fresco, crumbled

  • 4
    ripe avacados
  • 2
    roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6
    green onions, bottom 3", chopped
  • 3 tsp
    jalepenos, grilled, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    lime juice

  • 1/2 c
    low-fat or regular mayonaise
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped chipotle peppers with adobo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    chopped cilantro

  • 6
    brioche buns
  • 6 slice
    beefsteak tomato
  • 12 slice
    pepper-jack cheese
  • 6 large
    anaheim or pasella chillies, grilled, skinned, and seeded (canned will work too)
  • 4
    corn tortillas, julienned and deep fried
  • ·
    vegetable oil or spray for the grill.

How to Make Macho Hombre Burger


  1. For the peppers:
    Grill the whole peppers until the skins are almost blackened. Put them in a non-reactive bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside for about 20 minutes until the skins are ready to peel off easily. Peel, core and seed.
  2. For the burgers:
    Break-up the Chorizo into a small sauté pan and cook on medium heat until it starts to turn brown. Turn off the heat. Into a bowl, crumble the meats and add all of the burger ingredients including the Chorizo and any rendered fat, and combine by hand until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Don't over mix.
    Separate into 6 patties and let them rest.
  3. For the Guacamole:
    In the meantime, scoop the avocado out of the skins. Mash the avocados, leaving some of it chunky.
    Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Mix well.
    Add the lime juice and blend thoroughly.
    Cover and set aside.
  4. For the aioli, mix together the aioli ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
  5. Grilling:
    Heat grill to high, brush with oil or spray, press an indentation into the top of each patty with your thumb, and put on the patties.
    Lower heat to medium-high. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t move them until they are ready to turn.
  6. Turn and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes and check for desired doneness. Continue to cook if necessary.
    Turn the heat to low and add 2 slices of cheese per burger, cover and allow to melt, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let rest while assembling the burgers.
  7. Assembling the sandwich:
    Place the julienned corn tortillas into a deep frying pan with one inch of hot oil at 375
    degrees. Fry until crispy, Remove and drain on paper towels until needed.
  8. Brush a small amount of olive oil or other oil on each bun half and lightly toast the buns.
  9. Put 2 heaping tablespoons of guacamole on the bottom half of each bun and a slice of the tomato.
    Place the burger on top. Divide the sliced chilies between the burgers.
    Divide the tortilla strips between the burgers.
    Spoon 1 tbsp. of the aioli on each bun top, cover and serve.

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About Macho Hombre Burger

Course/Dish: Beef Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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