How to make it

  • 1. First make the pico de gallo. This is easy. Just combine all
  • of the ingredients for the pico in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
  • 2. Now we'll make the guacamole. In a small bowl, smash up most
  • of the avocado, but be sure to leave several unsmashed chunks.
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the guacamole to the avocado
  • and mix well. Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator, next to
  • the pico.
  • 3. Next we'll make the chili queso. In yet another small bowl, mix
  • together ground beef, flour, a pinch of salt, a pinch of black
  • pepper, and a pinch of chili powder. Use your hands to work the
  • dry ingredients into the ground beef. Brown the beef in a small
  • skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Use a spoon or
  • spatula to crumble the beef as it cooks. Cook until it's brown,
  • then set aside.
  • 4. Melt the Cheez Whiz with 2 tablespoons of milk over low heat.
  • When milk and cheese has been combined, add the remaining queso
  • ingredients. Heat while stirring often until cheese is smooth
  • and creamy, then cover saucepan and remove it from the heat.
  • 5. Pre-heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Lightly butter the face of each bun and brown the buns face-down
  • on the heat.
  • 6. Separate the ground beef into four 1/2-pound portions. Roll
  • each portion of meat into a ball and then pat the meat down into
  • a circular patty slightly larger in diameter than the hamburger
  • buns. Cook the hamburger patties for 5-10 minutes per side, until
  • done. Lightly salt and pepper each burger patty.
  • 7. Build the burger open-faced in the following order starting
  • with the bottom bun:
  • On Bottom Bun
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • hamburger patty
  • 2 tablespoons chili queso
  • 4 or 5 crumbled tortilla chips
  • 2 teaspoons green onion
  • On Top Bun
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons pico de gallo
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 4 jalapeno slices
  • Serve burger with extra queso and guacamole. May also serve french
  • fries on the side and use the chili queso for dipping.
  • Makes 4 burgers.

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    " It was excellent "
    shecooks4u ate it and said...
    Any new version of a chilli burger I am all over, and you know crunchy things as an addition is not so awful??!! Yeah!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    woooohooo! I LOVE Chili's! Haven't had this burger. Sounds fabuloso! (No I didn't just say fabuloso...what a geek) I will have to make a pitcher of Chili's El Nino Margaritas to go with these awesome burgers! (I have the margaritas and the egg rolls posted...we'll have to get together and have a Chili's copy cat party!) : )
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  • lovebreezy 10 years ago
    Very creative!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    sounds delicous thanks for sharing high5
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  • cliff 10 years ago
    Sorry for the formatting folks!
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