FOR CHIPOTLE-CINNAMON KETCHUP:
3⁄4 cup ketchup, Heinz®
1 1⁄2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce,* La Victoria®
3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, McCormick®
1⁄2 pound lean ground beef
1⁄2 pound bulk pork sausage
1⁄2 pound ground lamb
1⁄4 cup beer, Corona®
2 tablespoons chipotle pepper marinade, McCormick® Grill Mates®
2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce,* La Victoria®
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, McCormick®
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese, Tillamook®
4 hamburger buns
Whole green chile peppers, Ortega® (optional)
Lettuce leaves, sliced avocado, sliced red onion, and sliced tomatoes (optional)
For Chipotle-Cinnamon Ketchup, in a small bowl, stir together ketchup, the 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile peppers, and the 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
For burgers, in a large bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, ground lamb, beer, chipotle pepper marinade, the 2 teaspoons chipotle chile peppers, and the 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly. Form into 4 patties (see tip, page 178) slightly larger than buns. (Cover and chill if not cooking immediately.)
Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat (see page 15). Oil grate when ready to start cooking. Place patties on hot, oiled grill. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (160 degrees F). Place cheese slices on patties; grill for 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Serve hot on buns with Chipotle-Cinnamon Ketchup. Serve with green chile peppers (optional) and lettuce, avocado, onion, and tomato (optional).
*Note: Chipotle chile peppers are smoked dried jalapeños and are often found packed in adobo sauce, which is a spicy dark red sauce made from tomatoes and herbs. Chipotle peppers in adobo can be found in the Mexican foods section of the grocery store.
Prepare Chipotle-Cinnamon Ketchup and patties as directed. Preheat broiler. Place patties on a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 6 to 8 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (160 degrees F). Place cheese slices on patties. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Serve as directed.