Chipotle Cheddar Spread

3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar
6 chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 teaspoons adobe sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
white pepper

to serve:
4 hamburger patties*
hamburger rolls

Mash together all of the ingredients with a fork in a medium bowl. Grill hamburgers until almost done. Evenly divide the cheese mixture and top each patty. Allow to cook 1-2 minutes or until just beginning to melt. Serve on hamburger rolls.

*I used the sublime steakburgers from local Roseda Beef, which need no extra flavoring to be juicy and delicious.

My thoughts:

Rather than flavor your meat, top it with flavor!

I came up with this recipe as sort of an homage to that Southern staple Pimento cheese. Rather than use it as a simple cold spread, I topped my burgers with it and allowed it to melt a bit on the grill. Yum! Smoky, spicy, cheesy. What’s not to love? It is also extremely tasty cold on a sandwich or on some crackers. Or wedged in the grooves of some celery. It is smoky, spicy and more than a little addictive.


  1. I am now starving! I’m not a huge burger fan, but cheese such makes a burger better! Your looks awesome – anything beats the american cheese people are always trying to serve me.

  2. I think it sounds really great! And with six chipotles, that’s a lot of spice…just the way I like it!

  3. That looks so delicious! I am really missing having a grill (and the space for it) right now.

  4. I’m glad to see you got grilling! These burgers scream summer.

  5. Hmmm….I love anything with Chipotle…

  6. That sounds so much better than pimento cheese spread on a burger! I have to go see if the hubby wants to fire up the grill (maybe not in this heat so maybe next weekend!)

  7. Man, that sounds good!

  8. TheRavenousMommy

    Whoa…those look delicious. What a great idea! Chipotle and Cheddar taste SO good together.

  9. Oh heavens… That sounds and looks so yummy… I want to make and eat it… right now :)~

  10. Wow, this was great!
    Made it to top grilled burgers, as suggested, on Friday. Had leftover, so…it became grilled cheese sandwiches on Saturday, went in an omelet on Sunday and the last of it wound up on an appetizer tray on Monday!
    Everyone loved it, every way!
    Excellent recipe!