After receiving Richard’s wonderful chile package, I browsed through his chile recipes (i.e. most of his recipes 😉 ) to get ideas of what to do with those chiles. His recipe for Chihuahua Cheese Stuffed Porcine Chipotle Burgers struck my fancy, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve never seen Chihuahua cheese around here, and I didn’t look forward to inquiring because everyone would think I was talking about a yappy little dog rather than cheese. So I decided to use sardinian pecorino because that is what I had.
I had never heard of chipotle chiles before, so I did not know that they are in fact smoked jalapeños. The flavor of the pork burger with the pickled chipotles mixed into the patties was simply amazing! We both loved it. The smoky flavor of the chipotles worked really well. I will definitely prepare these burgers again and then I will try grilling them on a charcoal fire because I expect that will take them over the top. Thanks Richard, not only for the great gift but also for this delicious recipe!
350 grams (.75 lbs) ground pork shoulder
2 pickled chipotles, minced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1/4 tsp ground coriander seeds
1/2 tsp salt
80 grams (3 oz) grated cheese of your choice
Now press down the sides of the meat to close in the cheese so it won’t leak when you grill the burgers. (The picture is not very clear as this is hard to show with my left hand — my right hand was needed to take the photo.)