Chili Cheese Burgers

Finding something fancy to jazz up burger meals? These chili cheese burgers are right up your street. Beef patties are seared on pan until browned, then cooked with homemade chili sauce of onion, ground beef, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, topped with cheddar and cooked until cheese is melts. Coming out tasty and flavorful, these promise to satisfy your taste buds.

Chili Cheese Burgers

Recipe by Bell BrittanyCourse: Breakfast, Brunch, LunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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I get hooked with these chili cheese burgers. They’re great for breakfast, brunch, and even lunch of game days.


  • 2 lb. ground beef, divided

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • 1 15-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce

  • 1 c. shredded Cheddar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp. chili powder, divided

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1 tbsp. cumin

  • 1 tbsp. paprika

  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder

  • kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Sliced green onions, for garnish

  • Pickled jalapeños, for garnish


  • Add 1 1/4 pounds ground beef, garlic, and 1 tablespoon chili powder to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and combine all. Form into four patties.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook for 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and drain fat.
  • Add onions to skillet and cook until soft and tender, for 5 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  • Add in remaining ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes, then drain fat.
  • Stir in remaining chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder until combined. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and stir until combined. Let simmer for 5 minutes until get the thickness to your liking.
  • Bring burger patties back to skillet and spoon sauce all over. Top with cheddar, cover with a lid to and cook until cheese is melted.
  • To assemble, top buns with burgers, spoon over more chili sauce, layer with with green onions and pickled jalapeños on top.
  • Serve!


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