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RED RIVER BURGERS
Careful with these----not exactly for wimps! Those chiles are hot! Feel free to cut down on the amounts if you wish.
Serves: 4
Prep.Time: 20 minutes
1/2 cup finely chopped green or white onions
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 red or green serrano chiles, seeded -- minced
3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce -- minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound lean ground beef
4 hamburger buns -- split or 8 1"-thick slices Italian bread -- toasted
Roasted red pepper ketchup or other flavored ketchup -- optional
Pickled green tomatoes -- optional
Sliced red onion -- optional
Chopped red serrano chiles -- optional
In a large mixing bowl combine green onion or white onion, bread crumbs, serrano peppers, chipotle peppers, and salt. Add beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Grill hamburger patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 16 minutes, or until no pink remains, turning once. To grill bread or buns, brush lightly with olive oil or margarine. Grill directly over medium coals for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until just toasted, turning once. Serve burgers on grilled or toasted bread or buns with desired catsup, green tomato slices, red onion slices, and serrano chiles, if desired.

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