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Comanche Chili Cheeseburger

If you like beef, this one’s for you! Grilled burgers topped with homemade chili sauce and poblano peppers- straight out of a Comanche, Texas diner. Ghosts not included.

The Turner Agency would do its job. He drank his sweet tea and finished his chili cheeseburger, which tasted of poblanos. He mopped up the excess chili with his fries.
Brett Riley, Comanche, Chapter 6

Inspired by Comanche, Brett Riley.
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Comanche Chili Cheeseburger

Can't get enough beef?? This burger is big and satisfying!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: condiment, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, cheeseburger, chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 745kcal


  • grill



  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 4 tsp garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • poblano peppers roasted
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 8 slices cheese
  • pickle slices

Chili Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz diced tomatoes and juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Heat grill.
  • Mix all the burger ingredients together and form 8 patties. Set aside.
  • In a large crockpot, cook down the onions in oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Brown over medium heat.
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, stock and worcestershire. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes and the sauce has thickened.
  • While the sauce is simmering, add the burgers and poblano peppers to the grill. Cook the burgers 4 minutes on each side. Add cheese and cook 2 more minutes. Pull the poblanos once they start to blister.
  • Place cheeseburgers on the buns and pile high with chili sauce. Top with poblanos and pickles. Enjoy!!


Sodium: 741mg | Calcium: 352mg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin A: 920IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 854mg | Cholesterol: 150mg | Calories: 745kcal | Saturated Fat: 20g | Fat: 49g | Protein: 43g | Carbohydrates: 31g | Iron: 7mg

Have you tried making this recipe?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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