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Chorizo Smashburgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Chorizo Smashburgers for you're next burger craving.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chorizo Smashburgers
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1799 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 2 lbs Ground Chorizo
  • 12 slices Bacon cut in half
  • 1.5 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Pepper Jelly
  • 4 Burger Buns buttered
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 Avocados removed from skin and seed
  • cup Red Onion chopped
  • cup Cilantro chopped
  • 3 Limes juiced
  • 1 Serrano stemmed, seeded & diced
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  1. Preheat your fire to a medium high temperature (around 375-400F). Add a cast iron skillet or plancha over the fire about 2 minutes before cooking.
  2. First, add your bacon to the skillet and cook until they are done to your liking. Once done, pull them off and set aside. Next, add your burger burgers and let crisp up for 1 minute. Once done, pull off and set aside.
  3. Making sure the chorizo is cold, grab a handful of meat (around 1/4 lbs… ish) and gently roll it into a ball. Repeat this for 6-8 balls or until you're out of meat. Add the ground meat balls to the skillet. As the meat sizzles, flip the chorizo ball over to show the charred side and get a larger spatula/burger smasher. Place spatula over the chorizo and then firmly press with the spatula until the burger is “smashed” on the skillet. Repeat this for each burger and let cook for another 1-2 minutes. Carefully flip each burger over and let char. Top each burger with a slice of cheese and let melt for 1-2 minutes. Once melted, pull each burger off and rest.
  4. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the guacamole to your desired consistency. Set aside.
  5. Now let’s start building the burger. Add the spicy pepper jam to the base burger bun and then add a single or double patty burger on top. Next, add the bacon slices and then mayo to the top bun. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Smashburgers
Amount Per Serving (1 Burger)
Calories 1799 Calories from Fat 1332
% Daily Value*
Fat 148g228%
Saturated Fat 45g281%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Cholesterol 235mg78%
Sodium 2700mg117%
Potassium 1269mg36%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 1936IU39%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 440mg44%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.