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Cheddar Chili Burgers Recipe
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Cheddar Chili Burgers Recipe

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Savory chili and french-fried onions are a fun alternative to traditional burger toppings like ketchup and mustard. Melted cheddar cheese is the creamy crowning touch.—Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 584 calories, 28 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1081 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef and chili powder. Shape into four patties. Pan-fry, grill or broil until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring chili to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through. Place burgers on bun bottoms; top with chili, cheese and onions. Replace bun tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chili Burgers in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p9

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Fun and different way to eat a burger!!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"very flavorful and fun way to dress up a burger"

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