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Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger

Erica Schwarz
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chuck formed into 4 burger patties
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz white cheddar cheese such as Cabot Farmer’s Legacy White Oak Cheddar Cheese
  • hamburger buns
  • unsalted butter to butter the burger buns
  • 2 c fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/8 fresh minced garlic
  • red onion slices
  • Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Heat grill on high heat.
  • Very lightly brush the burgers with olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Grill for about 8 minutes, flipping once mid-way, until desired doneness. Place slices of cheese on each burger, close the grill lid for another 30 seconds until cheese starts to melt. Remove from the grill.
  • Take each burger bun and lightly butter the halves. Place, buttered side down on the grill to toast for a minute or so until lightly toasted. Remove from the grill.
  • While burgers are resting, heat 1 t olive oil in a medium nonstick pan. Add the garlic and spinach and sauté briefly until the spinach is wilted.
  • Serve cheeseburgers on the toasted, buttered buns with slices of red onion, sautéed spinach, and Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. Yield: 4 servings.