Chili Cheese Burgers


New year, still me making burgers…

Juicy burgers topped with chili, melted cheese, crispy onions, and candied jalapeños, to be exact.

Arguably one of the most underrated burgers, and a new fave!

Note: I buy my candied jalapeños from a restaurant nearby, but you can find some online!

Macros without the bun so you can use whatever you would like! I love Daves Killer buns.

Serves 4
242 calories
Macros per burger without bun
11 fat | 3 carb | 27 protein

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Chili Cheese Burgers

Juicy burgers topped with chili, melted cheese, crispy onions, and candied jalapeños
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine american
Servings 4


  • 75 g white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black beans, reduced sodium
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 16 oz 93/7 lean ground turkey
  • 2 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 Daves Killer Burger Buns not included in macros
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional toppings
  • Candied jalapeños
  • Cilantro
  • Fried onions


  • Start with the chili.
  • In a small pot, add some olive oil spray and cook the onions until translucent. Add in one clove of minced garlic and stir.
  • Add your tomatoes, black beans and spices.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 6 minutes over medium low heat.
  • Use an immersion blender to pulse the chili a bit to get a thicker consistency. This is key. If you dont have an immersion blender, you will need to remove the chili and blend in a blender but be careful as its hot. Allow it to cool slightly before you put in a blender. Do not over blend. Just a few pulses.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, remaining garlic, and salt and pepper.
  • Shape into 4 patties.
  • Cook on a grill or griddle over medium heat until cooked throughly.
  • Divide the cheese on top of the four burgers and cover to allow it to melt thoroughly.
  • Toast your buns and place each patty down, evenly divide the chili among the burgers and top with cilantro and jalapeños if desired.
Keyword 30 minute, burger, chili, easy, grill, high protein, jalapeño, macro friendly

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