Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Aioli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
Chorizo does all the work seasoning these burgers, and the aioli comes together in minutes. Wrap the juicy patties in lettuce for a keto version. Don't worry—the carb lovers in your home can still enjoy them on buns. —Becky Woollands, North Ridgeville, Ohio
Chorizo Burgers with Green Chile Aioli Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • Optional: Pickled red onions and hot pepper sauce, such as Cholula
  • 6 Bibb lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine beef and chorizo, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 6-in. patties. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat (or broil 3-4 in. from heat) until a thermometer reads 160°, 6-8 minutes on each side. Top with cheese; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, chiles, cilantro and lime juice. Top burgers with sauce, tomato, avocado and, if desired, pickled onions and hot pepper sauce. Wrap in lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 677 calories, 56g fat (19g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1225mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.