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Serving size 6
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18 Tbsp ketchup1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp hoisin sauce1 Tbsp fresh lime juice1 ½ tsp ancho chile powder1 ½ lb ground beef chuck, preferably 80% or 85% lean½ cup shredded Colby cheese¼ cup minced red onion2 Tbsp kosher pickle, minced2 Tbsp plain dry bread crumb3 garlic clove, minced½ tsp tabasco sauce canola oil, for brushing kosher salt freshly ground black pepper6 potato hamburger bun, split and toasted mayonnaise, for serving lettuce, for serving sliced red onion, for serving


In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of the ketchup with the soy sauce, hoisin, lime juice and ancho chile powder.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the cheese, minced red onion, pickles, bread crumbs, garlic, Tabasco and the remaining 2 tablespoons of ketchup. Knead gently until thoroughly mixed. Form the meat into six 4-inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick.

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the burgers with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred outside and medium-rare within, about 3 minutes.

Spread the cut sides of the buns with mayonnaise. Place lettuce on the buns then top with the burgers. Spread some of the spiked ketchup on the patties and top with sliced onion. Close the burgers and serve, passing additional spiked ketchup at the table.

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Recipe Credit: Jamie Bissonnette
Image Credit: Christina Holmes

Tags: Lunch, Dinner, Burger, Ground Beef, American

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