Chipotle Aioli is a versatile condiment with a hint of smokiness and heat from the chipotle. Chipotle Aioli is easy and takes about 5 minutes!
What is Chipotle in Adobo?
Chipotle peppers are ripened, red, jalapeño peppers, that have been smoked and dried. Chipotle in adobo sauce is those peppers rehydrated and soaked in a sauce of tomato, vinegar, garlic and spices. It is available canned, in most specialty grocers in the US. The sauce is more smoky, than it is, depending on the individual pepper you pick out of the can. Chipotles can vary in their heat levels.
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Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Leyden and Cotija Cheese.
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Chipotle Lime Aioli on YouTube!
For Chipotle Lime Aioli
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 large pepper and 1 Tbsp. sauce from canned chipotle in adobo
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 c oil (half vegetable and 1/2 olive)
- 1-1/2 lbs ground turkey
- 1-1/2 Tbsp Corn meal
- 1 Tbsp grated onion
- 2 cloves grated garlic
- 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 2 Tbsp chipotle lime aioli
- 12 slices leyden cheese
- 6 pretzel rolls
- 18 red and yellow cherry tomatoes
- 1-1/2 c shredded lettuce
- 6 roasted mini sweet peppers
- 4 slices white onion , 1/4″ thick
- 6 Tbsp crumbled cotija cheese
For Chipotle Lime Aioli
- Add all ingredients, except oil to food processor and combine. Slowly stream in oil with processor running until a thin but emulsified aioli forms. Refrigerate until use.
- Place ground turkey in a large bowl.
- Grate onion and garlic directly over the bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, except cheese and rolls and mix well.
- Form the meat mixture into 6 burgers. Place an indentation in the center of each burger on one side.
- Spray each burger with cooking spray.
- Place burgers on the grill with the indentation down first.
- Grill over medium high heat until browned on the first side. Don’t try to flip burgers until they are browned or they will fall apart. You can also grill them on a piece of aluminum foil.
- After flipping, top with sliced leyden cheese and melt.
- Cook burgers until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let rest 5 minutes.
Toppings and Assembly
- Grill tomatoes on aluminum foil until browned.
- Grill peppers directly on grill grates until very brown. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. When cool enough to handle, scrape brown skin off of peppers. Slice peppers lengthwise into strips.
- Grill onion directly on grates until nicely browned, flip and brown the other side
- Toast rolls on grill grates.
- Top the bottome of the roll with 1/4 c. lettuce, then burger. Add Peppers, tomatoes and top with aioli
- Crumble cotija on top of all.
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Originally Posted 09/11/2016
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