Grill It: Chorizo Burgers with Manchengo and Paprika Slaw

This recipe (courtesy of SeriousEats contributor Kerry Saretsky) had me at Manchengo and Paprika! Think you’ve seen and tried some creative burgers? My mouth is watering at the thought of this creative flavor combo served up in an exceedingly American form.

Ingredients (makes 2):

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 pound fresh (Mexican) chorizo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 pound Cordobes or Manchego
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 big white, crusty rolls
  • Steps:

    1. Preheat a grill pan on medium-high heat.
    2. Meanwhile, use your hand to gently combine the beef and chorizo. Season with salt and pepper,  divide and shape into two hamburger patties. Rub the outside with the olive oil, and place on the hot grill. Cook 6 to 8 minutes per side. Once you flip the burger, place cheese on top to melt.
    3. Meanwhile, make the paprika slaw by tossing the cabbage with the mayo, paprika, garlic, scallion, and lemon juice and zest.
    4. Slice the rolls in half horizontally, and place on the grill cut-side-down for 1 to 2 minutes. Then, build the burger by piling the bun with the burger and its melted cheese, and the slaw.

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