This recipe was born out of necessity.
Several weeks ago, I made the
unwise amazing decision to buy 6 pounds of Mexican chorizo at our Mexican Costco. Mexican chorizo is the fresh kind, not cured (that’s Spanish chorizo). Pork impulse buys are a common occurrence when I’m strolling through the refrigerated aisles of Costco, and somehow I just couldn’t help myself when I spotted the bundle of red-orange-hued chorizo. After several batches of chorizo eggs, meatloaf and queso fundido, I found myself craving something different. Given that it’s summer and we’ve been doing a lot of our cooking outdoors, I landed on these Chorizo Cheddar Burgers.
The ingredient list is simple: ground beef, Mexican pork chorizo, Kerrygold Aged Cheddar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix all that up in a bowl, divide into four patties, then grill, fry, broil or press into a sizzling round of golden brown perfection. The combination of chorizo and aged cheddar is a major flavor bomb. One that will surely induce a yum face. Since this burger patty is quite bold, I like to serve it simply with lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mayo. No fancy toppings needed here! Continue reading for the recipe.