Pork And Chorizo Burger With Jalapeno, Tomatillo, And Spicy Mayo

This is one spicy burger!


  • 4-6 ounces dried, spicy chorizo (casings removed)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp shallots, finely minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 whole jalapenos
  • 3 whole tomatillos
  • 4 slices monterey jack cheese
  • 4 leaves escarole
  • 4 Portuguese rolls, split

For the chipotle mayo

  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 2-3 tsp of canned chipotles, minced (Plus extra sauce to taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste


To make the burger

  1. Pulse chorizo until crumbled, transfer to large bowl.

  2. Add pork, shallots, cumin, and salt, mix by hand until incorporated.

  3. Shape into four 1" thick patties and refrigerate.

  4. Heat grill and place jalapenos and tomatillos on bottom rack. Grill until blackened and soft. Let cool, then peel skin off and cut into slices. Set aside.

  5. Grill patties 4-5 minutes each side and then top with cheese. Grill until cheese has melted.

  6. Toast buns on the grill. Spread cut sides of bun with mayo, line the bottom bun with escarole, then top the burgers with jalapenos and tomatillos.

To make chipotle mayo

  1. Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until fully blended. Add more salt and chipotle until ideal spiciness is achieved.

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Pork And Chorizo Burger With Jalapeno, Tomatillo, And Spicy Mayo