Making the tortilla strips & the roasted peppers ahead makes this gourmet burger a snap! Do make the cheese sauce as the burgers cook or right before!
For the Burgers & Serving
For the Burgers & Assembly
Preheat grill. Gently mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, the chipotle pepper, the adobo sauce from the can of chipotle pepper, and salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 of an inch thick.
When ready to cook, clean grill grates:
To assemble, add lettuce to the top side of the bottom bun. Place onion on top, then the burger. Add the strips of roasted pepper. Pass the queso and the tortilla strips. Top with the bun after the queso and tortilla strips are added.
To make the cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cream to a scald (tiny bubbles form around the other edges of the pan. Remove from heat and add the cheese in small handfuls, stirring after each until melted. Whisk as needed. Add any additional peppers as desired, a little hot sauce, cayenne, or juice from the canned or bottled jalapenos if using. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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